Since I was a young child Mars held a special fascination for me. It was so close and yet so faraway. I have never doubted that it once had advanced life and still has remnants of that life now. I am a dedicated member of the Mars Society,Norcal Mars Society National Space Society, Planetary Society, And the SETI Institute. I am a supporter of Explore Mars, Inc. I'm a great admirer of Elon Musk and SpaceX. I have a strong feeling that Space X will send a human to Mars first.
Jim Green to Discuss NASA’s International Partnerships at Mars during 2016 Mars Society Convention
Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, will address the agency’s current and future plans for international cooperation and partnerships on exploring the Red Planet at the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled forSeptember 22-25 at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Green began his NASA career in 1980 at Marshall Space Flight Center’s Magnetospheric Physics Branch where he developed and managed the Space Physics Analysis Network. From 1985 to 1992 he served as head of the National Space Science Data Center at the Goddard Space Flight Center, followed by a 13-year term as Chief of the Space Science Data Operations Office. In 2005 he was appointed Chief of the Science Proposal Support Office, where he served until August 2006 when he was named the head of NASA’s Planetary Science Division.
He has written over 100 scientific articles in refereed journals involving various aspects of the Earth's and Jupiter's magnetospheres and over 50 technical articles on various aspects of data systems and networks. Dr. Green received his Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Iowa in 1979.
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