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.
Explore Mars, Inc To Have A Great Program For 2018!!!
Explore Mars, Inc. Committed to Human Exploration of Mars by the 2030s
VR/AR Working Group A Success
On December 4-5, 2017, Explore Mars, Inc. hosted the 1st AR/VR and Space Exploration Workshop at the Washington Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne, this workshop brought together professionals representing the fields of space exploration, science, and mission design; virtual and augmented reality; technology; and many other disciplines to discuss the opportunities and challenges for utilizing VR/AR in future missions to Mars and elsewhere in the solar system.
Within the next couple of months, a special white paper will be released that will highlight the results of this workshop as well as provide recommendations on 1) How can AR/VR technologies be utilized most effectively in space exploration, 2) What are natural areas of collaboration between the VR/AR industry and space exploration, 3) What are the major obstacles to effectively utilize VR/AR in space exploration, 4) What can the VR/AR Working Group do to best facilitate these collaborations?
The results of this workshop will also be presented at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M.ExploreMars.org), where special programming and demonstrations will be conducted regarding the future of AR, VR, and AI in space exploration.
H2M 2018 Early Registration Open for a Limited TIme Register today & Save over 40% off!
Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce that early registration for the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) is now open. H2M will take place from May 8-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This event is the world’s largest annual conference that is focused on the goal of landing humans on Mars. For the 2018 conference, we will be introducing some new and exciting programming and we expect approximately 1000 people to attend.
Just a few of the topics to be discussed include:
Latest updates on mission architecture design
Mars science updates and critical robotic precursor missions in the 2020s
Talking to Mars: Deep space communication
The economics of Mars exploration
Living off the land: ISRU and Mars agriculture
ISS and Mars: How can we best utilize ISS?
VR, entertainment, and Mars
At what risk? Risk tolerance and space exploration
Friending Mars: Social media and Mars exploration
International collaboration on Mars
Inspiring the world: Mars and STEM education
Speakers will include high-ranking NASA officials, industry executives, experts from many fields (including science, engineering, and policy), international representatives, and STEM education professionals.
The $195 early registration fee, now open, is nearly a 40% savings off the regular admission fee of $325 and is good through January 31st, 2018. For more information and to save by registering early visit: H2M.ExploreMars.org
Tentative Speakers Include:
Pascale Ehrenfreund (Chair of the DLR Executive Board)
Ian Steff (U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration)