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Program Itinerary for 2014 Mars Society Convention Posted Online

18 Jul 2014, 23:02 UTC
Program Itinerary for 2014 Mars Society Convention Posted Online
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The Mars Society posted today the official program itinerary for the 17th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for August 7-10 in League City, Texas, just outside Houston near NASA's Johnson Space Center. The four-day event will bring together a prominent list of leading experts, scientists and policymakers to discuss the latest news and research about Mars exploration, plans for a humans-to-Mars mission and other related space issues. Some convention highlights to include: + A talk by Inspiration Mars Executive Director Dr. Dennis Tito about planning for a Mars fly-by mission.+ An address by former NASA Administrator Dr. Michael Griffin on current Mars exploration planning.+ A briefing by NASA Johnson Space Center's Dr. Everett Gibson about the search for biosignatures on Mars.+ An update on the Kepler mission by NASA Ames Research Center's William Borucki.+ An address by Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin on how we can reach Mars in the coming decade.+ A briefing by NASA Manager Todd May about the status of the Space Launch System program.+ An update by Mars One's CEO Bas Lansdorp about planning for human settlement of the Red Planet.+ A discussion by NASA Johnson Space Center's Gerald Sanders on In-situ Resource Utilization ...

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