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.
A Series of NASA Officials & Scientists to Address 2016 Mars Society Convention
The number of senior NASA officials and scientists confirmed to speak at the 19th Annual International Mars Society Conventioncontinues to grow. Recognized as the world’s premier conference on Mars exploration and humans-to-Mars planning, the International Mars Society Convention is scheduled for September 22-25 at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
NASA representatives set to “talk Mars” at the 2016 convention include:
Jim Green – Director, NASA Planetary Science Division: Mars & International Cooperation
Jim Watzin – Director, NASA Mars Exploration Program: The NASA Mars Program
Dr. Jennifer Stern – Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center & Member, MSL Sample Analysis Team: Ingredients for Life on Mars
Dr. Michael Hecht – Faculty member, MIT, & Principle Investigator, NASA Mars 2020 MOXIE Instrument: Got Oxygen? MOXIE: A Practical Demonstration of Martian Resource Harvesting & Transformation
Dr. Geronimo Villanueva – Researcher, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Latest Searches for Trace Signatures of Current & Ancient Life on Mars
Dr. Adrian Brown – Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center & SETI Institute: The Martian Water Cycle
Dr. Jennifer Eigenbrode – Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Update on MSL Curiosity Rover
Join us next month in Washington to hear the latest news about the Red Planet from the world’s leading experts and policymakers.For full convention details, including the newly-releasedprogram itinerary, please visit our Mars Society web site.