Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond


Madame Mars executive producer Beth Rogozinski and writer/director Jan Millsapps with some of the women interviewed: Erika Rodriguez, Teresa Segura, groups of SETI Institute interns, Lynn Harper, Carol Stoker and Margaret Race

A transmedia documentary project about women and the challenges they have faced in their efforts to explore Mars.

The Madame Mars team intends to educate, inspire and motivate girls and young women to pursue careers and opportunities as space explorers and scientists, and to prepare us all for our next great space adventure.

We have assembled an impressive group of scientists, educators, designers, and Mars specialists of every kind who will guide, create and populate this unique mission that is not only a film, but also an interactive, crowd-sourced living laboratory of women working in the space sciences and in space exploration, designed to invite participation by young women seeking to help humanity – and themselves – get to Mars.

Writer/director Jan Millsapps, on the idea behind Madame Mars


  • Carol Stoker, Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames
  • Lynn Harper, Astrobiologist, NASA Amers
  • Bas Lansdorp, Mars One CEO
  • Margaret Race, Mars Ecologist, SETI Institute
  • Teresa Segura, Mars Archaeologist, Loral Space Systems
  • Erica Rodriguez, Engineer, NASA Ames
  • Mars One astronaut candidates

and more...

Madame Mars is produced by Transmedia SF and the Documentary Film Institute at San Francisco State University