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May 7-13, 2018 / Vol 37, No 19 / Hawai`i Island, USA

4 May 2018, 20:15 UTC
May 7-13, 2018 / Vol 37, No 19 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Humans to Mars 6th Annual Summit Highlights Advances Toward Becoming Multi Planet Species

The Humans to Mars Summit, hosted by Explore Mars, Inc., is scheduled for May 8-10 at George Washington University, Washington D.C. There will be 79 speakers including (TL-BR) NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Astronaut Michael López-Alegría, Francesc Godia of ESA, JAXA Astronaut Takuya Onishi, DLR Executive Board Chair Pascale Ehrenfreund, Kathy Laurini of Johnson Space Center, New Worlds Institute Founder Rick Tumlinson, and National Air & Space Museum Director Ellen Stofan. The summit will focus on international collaboration, economics and manufacturing of space exploration, cislunar economy, Mars simulations, robotics, financial accessibility, policy, and sustainability with the goal of humans reaching Mars by the 2030s. The event will include industry and student-led panel discussions on pathways to Mars, critical science, deep space networks, the Mars Generation, and congressional panels. Presentations involve ISS and other stepping stones, affordability, AI, scientific preparations, and environmental controls. Additional aspects include luncheons, dinner receptions, and 3 film premiere screenings. The comprehensive summit intends to increase productivity, spread awareness and support, and create a positive impact on STEM education as well as encourage participation in the advancement of becoming a Multi Planet Species. ...

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