The Astronaut Teacher Alliance (ATA) designed the Moon Mars Atacama Research Stations and provided intellectual property to leverage support from Chilean government agencies, academia, mining interests, and especially ACE -> Agencia Chilena del Espacio (the Chilean Space Agency).

A multinational cooperative of visionaries who plan to settle our Moon, make a human mission to Mars, and bring on the industrialization of space…in OUR lifetime, are interested in the hyper-arid Atacama Desert of Chile as an analogue of the Moon and Mars. MMARS (Moon Mars Atacama Research Stations) is the core of a five – fold