Agnostic Life Finding Association – MARS
New discoveries increase our confidence that life originated on Mars, and “found a way” to survive there.
But only evidence from Mars itself can say.
Finding alien life would be the discovery of the ages, and Mars is the most likely place to find it.
Mission architectures that require Martian ice mining for return rocket refueling, like SpaceX’s, offer us a unique opportunity for a large-scale life screening.
The Alfa Mars community is building an instrument to be used during the ice mining missions, to seek Martians living today.
Seeking life on Mars before human arrival has advantages, some we may still not understand.
ALFA Mars is an international group of scientists, engineers, communicators, and volunteers that share the common goal of finding life on Mars before humans land there.
ALFA Mars is supported by the Mars Society.
ALFA Mars is today the only organization worldwide acting to seek an active biosphere on Mars, before human arrive.
ALFA Mars will send an instrument to robotically concentrate and purify genetic polymers, including alien DNA analogues, from the large quantity of Martian water that must be remotely mined before the first crewed mission.
The concentrated genetic polymers will be analyzed on-site using modern analytical instruments.