The Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) is a comprehensive Mars exploration conference that addresses the major technical, scientific, and policy challenges of getting humans to Mars, as well as how such missions can have positive impacts on STEM education, American competitiveness and other important collateral issues. This conference is one of the most authoritative and diverse Mars exploration events, with the involvement of the leading technical and policy experts from NASA, industry, the science community, and academia. There is now a clear consensus among NASA, the aerospace industry and policymakers that a human mission to Mars by the 2030s is not just feasible, but affordable as well, if the proper measures are taken. H2M is an important part of Explore Mars’s ongoing programming to help advance policy and excite the public regarding human Mars missions.
Tentative 2017 Speakers Include
NASA: Associate Administrator, HEOMD
Actor, National Geographic series, Mars
NASA: Director, Planetary Science
Founder and CEO, Ideagen
CEO and Founder, Vector Launch Systems
former astronaut and former NASA Associate Administrator
Journalist; author of National Geographic Book, Mars
NASA: Astrobiology Institute
Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne
Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society
In addition to expert speakers and luminaries, the 2017 H2M will feature discussions on such critical topics as:
- Mission Architecture Concepts
- International Partnerships
- Mars Jobs: Small Business and the Supply Chain
- Hollywood and Mars
- Policy Opportunities for Mars by the Early 2030s
- Mars and STEM Education
- Mars Science: Updates and Opportunities, Why Mars?
- In-depth Technical and Science Sessions
and many other topics and VIP speakers.