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.
Considered the highlight of the annual four-day Mars Society conference, the evening will involve a number of exciting and timely talks and presentations, including:
+ A Q&A session about National Geographic's new MARS serieswith Executive Producer Justin Wilkes, President, RadicalMedia. Moderating the conversation will be veteran space journalist Leonard David. The latest trailer from the MARS documentary will also be presented. + A keynote banquet talk with Dr. S. Pete Worden, Former Director, NASA Ames Research Center, & Chairman,Breakthrough Prize Foundation -- The Breakthrough Initiatives: Life in the Universe. + A live update from the crew of the Mars 160 mission (via Skype) from the Mars Desert Research Station, just hours prior to beginning their 80-day simulation in Utah. + Remarks by Mars Society President & Founder Dr. Robert Zubrin.
Full information about the 2016 Mars Society Convention is currently available online. Watch the 2016 International Mars Society Convention, including all plenary talks, panel discussions and public debates, via live streaming at: http://bit.ly/2cWZcaU.