Great Line-Up of Scientists, Aerospace Industry Reps & Academics to Discuss Mars Exploration
In two months, the Mars Society, the world’s largest and most influential Mars advocacy organization, will be marking its twentieth annual international convention dedicated to the study of and planning for human Mars exploration. This year’s conference will take place September 7-10 on the picturesque campus of the University of California Irvine.
Leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government officials, members of academia and the media will gather to discuss the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political and economic developments that could help pave the way for a human mission to the Red Planet.
Some of the key speakers scheduled to participate in the four-day convention include:
+ Anousheh Ansari, First Female Private Space Explorer (banquet speaker)
+ Mike Elsperman, Director, Space Science & Advanced Space Utilization, Boeing
+ Dr. John Grotzinger, Former Project Scientist, Curiosity Rover Mission, NASA
+ Dr. Scott Moreland, Member, Mars 2020 Rover Development Team, JPL
+ Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al-Ahbabi, Director-General, UAE Space Agency
+ Dr. Dava Newman, Former Deputy Administrator, NASA
+ Dr. Robert Pappalardo, Project Scientist, Europa Clipper Mission, JPL
+ George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic
+ Dr. Robert ...