Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Mars Society Issues A Call For Papers For The 2017 Mars Society Convention

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Call for Papers – 2017 International Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society invites presentations for 
the 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for September 7-10, 2017 at the University of California Irvine.

Subjects for discussion can involve all matters associated with Mars exploration and establishing a permanent human presence on the Red Planet, including science, technology, engineering, politics, economics, public outreach, government affairs, etc.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by June 30th to: The Mars Society, 11111 W. 8th Avenue, unit A, Lakewood, CO 80215 or via email to: Email submissions are preferred.

Conference Sessions (tentative)

1.           The question of life on Mars
2.           Latest findings from the Mars probes
3.           Plans for the missions of 2018 and beyond
4.           Concepts for future robotic Mars missions
5.           Plans for human Mars missions
6.           Advanced propulsion systems
7.           Launch vehicles for Mars exploration
8.           Long range mobility on Mars
9.           Life support & biomedical factors
10.         Human factors and crew composition
11.         In-situ resource utilization
12.         Habitat construction & industrial infrastructure
13.         Martian agriculture
14.         The First Martians, a permanent base on Mars
15.         Terraforming – Creating an ecology for Mars
16.         How Martian technology can help life on Earth
17.         Technologies for reaching for the stars
18.         Analog studies relating to Mars exploration
19.         The Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station
20.         The Mars Desert Research Station
21.         The one-way mission to Mars
22.         Rovers, robots, aircraft, and mobile agents
23.         Entrepreneurial approaches to Mars missions
24.         The benefits of space exploration.
25.         The Moon: A way station to Mars?
26.         Planetary protection: Necessity or fraud?
27.         International cooperation and agencies
28.         Law, governance & social systems for Mars
29.         Why Mars?
30.         Mission ethics: Is safety an option?
31.         Educating the next generation of Marsnauts
32.         The ARM: Breakthrough or boondoggle?
33.         Political action for Mars exploration
34.         Chapter tools and outreach strategies
35.         Proposed projects for the Mars Society
36.         University Rover Challenge
37.         Religion, philosophy & space exploration
38.         The two-person Mars flyby mission
39.         Phobos & Deimos: Mars Moon landings
40.         Achieving cheap access to space

The University of California Irvine is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area and may be reached via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA). 
Online registration for the conference is now open.
The Mars Society
11111 West 8th Avenue, unit A
Lakewood, CO 80215 U.S.A.

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