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ONE WEEK until 2017 International Mars Society Convention

31 Aug 2017, 14:08 UTC
ONE WEEK until 2017 International Mars Society Convention
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ONE WEEK until 2017 International Mars Society Convention

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In seven days, 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 space advocates will gather to discuss the most recent 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 speakers will include:

+ Anousheh Ansari, First Female Private Space Explorer (banquet speaker)

+ Dr. Dava Newman, Former Deputy Administrator, NASA

+ Dr. John Grotzinger, Former Project Scientist, Curiosity Mission, NASA

+ Dr. Scott Moreland, Member, Mars 2020 Rover Team, JPL

+ Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al-Ahbabi, Director-General, UAE Space Agency (via Skype)

+ Dr. Robert Pappalardo, Project Scientist, Europa Clipper Mission, JPL

+ George Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic

+ Vera Mulyani, CEO, Mars City Design

+ Cast Members, NatGeo MARS ...

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