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.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards to Address 2016 International Mars Society Convention
Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD), the ranking member of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Space, will address the 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention on Friday, September 23rd at 4:30 pm at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
A strong advocate of Mars exploration and a human mission to the Red Planet, Rep. Edwards will discuss the future of the U.S. space program and the need for Congress to increase NASA’s budget, including funding for the humans-to-Mars program.
Rep. Edwards currently sits on several House committees, including the Committee on Science, Space & Technology and the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. Prior to being elected to Congress in 2008, Rep. Edwards served as a lawyer and a community activist.
She received B.A degrees in English and Spanish from Wake Forest University and also earned a J.D. degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law.
Learn more about the 2016 Mars Society convention, including registration details and the full program itinerary, by visiting our web site.