Agenda

May 5, 2015

8:45-9:00 | Welcome/Acknowledgements/etc.
  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars) and Chris Carberry (Explore Mars)
9:00-9:30 | Mars Exploration - Year in Review
  • Scott Hubbard (Stanford University; former Director of NASA Mars Exploration Program)
9:30-10:00 | Opening Plenary
  • Charles Bolden (NASA| Administrator)
10:00-11:00 | Leadership Panel
  • Miles O’Brien (PBS| PBS News Hour; Frontline; NOVA) - Moderator
  • William Gerstenmaier (NASA: Assoc. Administrator, HEOMD)
  • John Grunsfeld (NASA: Assoc. Administrator, SMD)
  • Michael Gazarik (NASA: Assoc. Administrator, STMD)
  • Roberto Battiston (Italian Space Agency, President)
11:00-11:20 | Break Short Talk sessions 11:20-12:05 | The Extraordinary Science of Mars: Tag team Discussion
  • James Garvin (NASA: Chief Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center)
12:10-12:30 | The Martian
  • Andrew Weir (Author of The Martian) – via Skype
12:30-2:00 | Lunch 2:00-2:20 | The ‘AWE’ of Mars – Inspiring the Future 2:25-2:45 | How will we go to Mars?
  • Bret Drake (NASA JSC) -tentative
2:50-3:10 | Why Mars? 3:15-3:35 | ExoLance: Search for Life Below the Martian Surface
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne| Executive Director, Space, Washington, D.C.. Office)
3:35-3:50 | Break 3:50-4:10 | Time Capsule to Mars
  • Emily Briere (Time Capsule to Mars; Student)
4:15-4:35 | The Long History of Humans to Mars
  • Rod Pyle (Author, 'Innovation the NASA Way' and 'Curiosity')
4:40-5:00 | Do We Have the Political Will to Send Humans to Mars? 5:05-5:25 | Closing speaker 5:30-7:00 | Onsite Reception 7:00-9:00: A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin (Apollo XI, Gemini XII)  Moderated by Andrew Aldrin (Moon Express, Inc, President)

May 6, 2015

8:45-9:45 | Panel: Affordability and Sustainability: Mars Architectural Review
  • Moderator: Jason Crusan (NASA)
  • Rebecca Keiser (American University; NASA)
9:45-10:00 | Break 10:00-11:00 | Panel: Mars Science: The 2020s and Enabled by Astronauts in the 2030s
  • Moderator: Jim Watzin (NASA| Director, Mars Exploration Program)
11:00-12:00 | Talk: Critical Mars Technologies
  • James Reuther (NASA| Deputy Associate Administrator for Programs, Space Technology Mission Directorate)
12:00-2:00 | Speaker Lunch – Greg Olsen (President, GHO Ventures) (Separate Admission to be announced in March 2015) Afternoon | Parallel Technical Panels Session One 2:00-3:30 | In-Space Propulsion
  • Moderator: Les Johnson (NASA: MSFC)
  • Mark Carter (Ad Astra Rocket Company)
  • Michael Hauts (NASA MSFC)
  • Andy Petro (NASA HQ)
  • Roger Myers (Aerojet Rocketdyne)
3:30-5:00 | Today’s Stepping Stone: ISS
  • Moderator – Rebecca Keiser (NASA; American University)
  • Skip Hatfield (NASA, JSC)
  • Mike Gold (Bigelow Aerospace)
  • Carl Walz (Orbital Sciences)
  • Robyn Gatens (NASA HQ)
Session Two 2:00-3:30 | Entry, Descent, and Landing for the 2020s and Beyond
  • Moderator: Andrew Keyes (NASA MSFC)
  • Michelle Munk (NASA LaRC)
  • Mark Adler (NASA JPL)
3:30-5:00 | In-Space Habitation for the 2020s
  • Moderator – Sam Scimemi (NASA| Director, International Space Station)
  • David Smitherman (NASA MSFC)
  • Matthew Duggan (Boeing)
  • Lora Bailey (NASA JSC)
2:00-5:00: Teaching Mars Workshop

May 7, 2015

9:00-10:00 | Panel – From Sci-Fi to Reality
  • Geoffrey Landis (NASA; Science Fiction author)
  • Charles Gannon (Science Fiction author)
  • Bud Sparhawk (Science Fiction author)
10:00-11:00 | Panel – Inspiring Support – Public Engagement
  • Moderator: Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet)
  • Susan Poulton (President, Door 44 Digital; former VP, National Geographc)
  • Richard J. Phillips (President, Phillips and Company)
11:00-11:20 | Break 11:20-12:20 | Political Roundtable – Building Political Sustainability
  • Ann Zulkosky (Moderator)
12:20-1:00 | Closing Speaker

Speaker Spotlight 2015

Innovation the NASA Way Author Rod Pyle Q&A

Humans to Mars Summit 2015 Speaker Spotlight Sessions Rod[...]

Janet Ivey

Humans 2 Mars Spotlight: Janet Ivey has been recognized for[...]

Speakers

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut Gemini XII & Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator

Charles Bolden

Greg Olsen

President, GHO Ventures

Greg Olsen

Emily Briere

Mission Director, Time Capsule to Mars

Emily Briere

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