Here is a picture of Our Ships Bell in Mars Pennsylvania.
If traveling to see our bell take Rt 228 East off I79
to Pittsburg St and Grand Ave in Mars PA.
Arial view of our Bell as it sets in the town square.
I have established the months of February & July as publishing months. Issue 52 is now ready to download. If you would like to receive an email reminder for the current SupplyLine when it is published please follow this link to the SupplyLine page and go to the top of that page and subscribe to receive an email reminder. Our web site will send you an email reminder but you will still have to download it from the SupplyLine page.
Chuck Jones Editor
Someone at a past reunion has come up with a very good idea of putting a page on our web site to submit a request to host a reunion. That page is now on on this site and is called just that: "Host A Reunion?"
We have now located over 1513 former crew members. To keep this number growing we need your help. If you are visiting this site for the first time and you are a former crew member please go to the Welcome Page and fill out a "Found Martians" form and submit it. We enjoy Welcoming back aboard Found Martians.
We have another new page in the menu list called "STORY BEHIND OUR BELL" Mars Museum and Artifacts It was fun for me to develop it and I am proud of all the accomplishments our association has had over the years. Please take a look at this page and let me know of your thoughts.
If they have contacted us by submitting a "Found Martian" form, then the word contacted will appear after their name. If you wish to contact a shipmate, then click on Send Me An Email, the link is provided below:
It has occurred to me that all Martians do not have the opportunity to donate to our website fund/operations. You could do so by mailing a check to me marked in the memo website fund. My address is located on the contact page on this site.
I have a PayPal account as well and using your PayPal account you could send funds to my email address of:
I am continuing a good relationship with Mayor Gregg Hartung of Mars PA. He likes to include us in some of the city functions as best he can, I road in a car in the Fourth of July Parade and what an honor that was.
It is great news that the Borough of Mars will be awarded a $1 million grant from the RACP funds of the state of PA. It was released on the state awards webpage yesterday. It appeared in the Butler Eagle, the basic information, associated with the grant process. The official letter with details has not been received yet. A big thanks to Senator Scott Hutchinson who championed this project for us in Harrisburg. The County Commissioners and Planning Department for their support. A special thanks to NASA who we collaborate with and all the fine people locally who have been important supporters all along the way. There is much more to work to do! This is a major break through for a non-traditional approach to revitalizing our downtown for families and their children. Pictured here is Senator Hutchinson and Mayor Hartung on the caboose at the Mars Historical Society at the end of the "Walk Through Tour" of the town on Wednesday before the grant award was announced. Photo provided by Commissioner Kim Geyer.