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Early Registration for H2M 2017 is Now Open!

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.

Confirmed & Tentative 2017 Speakers Include:

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

William Gerstenmaier

NASA: Associate Administrator, HEOMD

William Gerstenmaier

Penny Boston

NASA: Astrobiology Institute

Penny Boston

Steve Jurczyk

NASA, Associate Administrator, STMD

Steve Jurczyk

John Grunsfeld

former astronaut and former NASA Associate Administrator

John Grunsfeld

Clementine Poidatz

Actor, National Geographic series, Mars

Clementine Poidatz

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA: Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate

Thomas Zurbuchen

Ellen Stofan

Chief Scientist NASA

Ellen Stofan

Jim Cantrell

CEO and Founder, Vector Launch Systems

Jim Cantrell

James Green

NASA: Director, Planetary Science

James Green

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Janet Ivey

Leonard David"

Journalist; author of National Geographic Book, Mars

Leonard David

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Joe Cassady

George Sifakis

Founder and CEO, Ideagen

George Sifakis

Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Michael Raftery

President, TerraTrace Corp; former Boeing

Michael Raftery

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

Board Chair at The Mars Generation | Aspiring scientist and NASA Astronaut | Wellesley Astrobiology Student

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

Artemis Westenberg

President; Board of Directors

Artemis Westenberg

  • 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
      Cross sector innovation toward Mars
      The Affordability, Achievability, and Sustainability of Mars
      What role should the Moon play in getting Humans to Mars?

    and many other topics and VIP speakers.

  • Explore Mars Thanks Oour Corporate Sponsors

    Platinum Sponsor

    Boeing

     

    Silver Sponsor

    Aerojet Rocketdyne

     

    Bronze Sponsor

    Orbital ATK Thales Alenia

     

    Supporter Sponsor

    Honeywell

     

    Friend Sponsor

    Busek Propulsion

    Vector Space

    MDA

     
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