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May 6-12, 2013 / Vol 32, No 18 / Hawai`i Island, USA

3 May 2013, 20:42 UTC
May 6-12, 2013 / Vol 32, No 18 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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H2M Summit Advances 2030 Human Mars Mission with Collaboration and Discussion

The Human to Mars (H2M) Summit will be taking place at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on May 6-8. Sponsored by Explore Mars Inc., George Washington University Space Policy Institute, Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin Corp. and others, this conference will address the feasibility of sending humans to Mars by 2030 on technical, scientific and policy-related levels. Some of the 85 expert speakers are GWU’s Pascale Ehrenfreund (L), Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (CL), NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (CR), Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Kathy Nado (R) and Space Launch Systems Program Manager Todd May. Panel topics include Mars Precursor Missions, Mission Architecture and Transportation, Propulsion Options, and Living on Mars: Habitation and Life Support Challenges. Alain Ouellet from Canadian Space Agency, Bernhard Hufenbach from ESA and Manabu Kato from JAXA will speak during the May 8 International Cooperation Panel. NASA is developing the SLS heavy-lift rocket / Orion space capsule to support the goal of Human exploration of other planets. Commercial companies, such as Mars One, Inspiration Mars and SpaceX, and international space agencies including Russia, India, China, Europe and Japan are also developing technologies / Mars mission ...

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