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Former NASA Mars Program Director Scott Hubbard to Give Plenary Talk at 2014 Mars Society Convention

6 May 2014, 04:21 UTC
Former NASA Mars Program Director Scott Hubbard to Give Plenary Talk at 2014 Mars Society Convention
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Dr. G. Scott
Hubbard, Consulting Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics at Stanford
University, will give a plenary talk at the 17th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for August 7-10 in League City, Texas (near
NASA’s Johnson Space Center just outside Houston).

Dr. Hubbard
has been engaged in space-related research as well as program, project and
executive management for 35 years, including 20 years with NASA, culminating as
director of NASA's Ames Research Center. His research interests include the
study of both human and robotic exploration of space with a particular focus on
technology and missions for planetary exploration, especially Mars.

In addition
to Dr. Hubbard’s position with Stanford, he currently chairs the SpaceX
Commercial Crew Safety Advisory Panel. He served as NASA’s first Mars program
director and successfully restructured the entire Mars program in the wake of several
mission failures. In addition, Dr. Hubbard served as NASA’s sole representative
on the Columbia Accident Investigation Board and directed the impact testing
that established the definitive physical cause of the accident. He was the founder
of NASA’s Astrobiology Institute, conceived the Mars Pathfinder mission with
its airbag landing and was the manager of the highly successful Lunar
Prospector Mission.

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