The Humans To Mars Summit 2017

NASA’s Agency Counsel for Ethics has made the determination regarding NASA employees that H2M 2017 events meet the requirements of a “widely attended gathering” as defined in 5 C.F.R. Section 2635.204(g).May 8, 2017 – Pre-H2M Activities, Amphitheater, The Marvin Center

3:30 | iGiant Workshop (Invitation Only)

  • Saralyn Mark (iGiant, President)

 

7:00 | Film Screening and Panel – Passage to Mars (
Separate Registration Required)

    • Pascal Lee (The Mars Institute, Director)

 

    • Leonard David (Journalist; & author of National Geographic Book, Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet)

 

    • Penny Boston (NASA, Astrobiology Institute, Director)

 

    • Keith Cowing (NASAWatch/SpaceRef, Editor-In-Chief and President)

 

May 9, 2017 – Day 1 The Humans to Mars Summit 2017

7:30-8:30 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration

8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions

  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars, President)

 

  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars, CEO)

 

8:40- 9:00 | The Year in Review: 2017 Humans to Mars Report

    • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Coporation, Space Architect)

 

    • Michael Raftery (Terra Trace Corp, President; and Explore Mars, Inc. Board of Directors Member)

 

9:00-9:20 | Opening Plenary

  • Robert M. Lightfoot (NASA, Acting Administrator)

 

9:20-10:05 | NASA Associate Administrator Panel

  • Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio, Host and Producer)

 

  • William Gerstenmaier (NASA, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)

 

  • Thomas Zurbuchen (NASA, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate)
  • Steve Jurczyk (NASA, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate)

 

10:05-10:20 | Defining NASA’s Deep-Space Gateway and Transport Plan

  • Greg Williams (NASA, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans, Human Exploration and Operations)

 

 

10:20-10:35 | Break

10:35-11:25 | Mars: An International Destination: US and International missions and updates from international space agencies

  • Moderator: James Green (NASA, Director, Planetary Science)

 

  • Saeed Al Gergawi (Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, United Arab Emirates)

 

    • Shinichiro Narita (Japanese Experimental Module (JEM) Mission Operations and Integration Center, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate)

 

    • Carlo Cassi (Thales Alenia Space, EXOMARS Project Design Authority)

 

11:25-11:30 | Lights, Camera, Exploration

  • Jancy McPhee (Executive Director of SciArt Exchange)

11:30-11:40 | Michael Evrard-Vescio (8th Grader, The Weiss School, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

11:40-12:35 | Inspiring the Martians of Tomorrow

  • Moderator: Lance Bush (Challenger Center, President and CEO)

 

  • Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet, President and Chief Creative Officer)

 

  • Jeri L. Swogger (Director of Elementary Instruction, Frederick County Public Schools)

 

  • Robin Thurman (Workforce Policy for Aerospace Industries Association, Director)

12:35-1:35 | Lunch Break

  • Book Signing: Leonard David (Journalist; & Author, Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet)

 

1:25-2:35 | Mars Jobs: Small Business and the Supply Chain

  • Moderator: Grant Anderson (Paragon Space Development Corp, President and CEO)

 

  • Jenn Gustetic (NASA, Program Executive for Small Business Innovation Research)

 

  • Joe Hartz (U.S. House of Representatives, Small Business Committee, Senior Professional Staff)

 

  • Pierce Lehr (Boeing, Supplier Management Space Exploration Division)

 

 

2:35-3:05 | Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Gemini XII & Apollo XI)

3:05- 3:20 | Break

3:20-4:20 | Mars Architectures: A Side by Side discussion: Short Minute Presentations followed by discussion (Note: More detailed overviews were presented on the afternoon of May 10th)

  • Moderator: John Connolly (NASA, Lead, Human Mars Study Team)

 

  • Matt Duggan (The Boeing Corporation, Manager for Exploration)

 

  • Timothy Cichan (Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect)

 

    • Tim Kokan (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Mars Architect)

 

    • Mike Fuller (Orbital ATK, Propulsion Systems)

 

    • Paul Wooster (SpaceX, Lead, Technical Development Mars Architecture and Vehicles)

 

4:20-5:10 | Mars and Hollywood

  • Moderator: Ann Merchant (Science & Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Science)

 

  • Bert Ulrich (NASA, Multimedia Liaison, Film and TV Collaborations)
  • Tamara Krinsky (Scirens, Actress, Writer; & On-air correspondent)
  • Peggy Wu (United Technologies, Human Machine Interaction Principal Engineer)
  • Ben Cotton (Actor, National Geographic series, Mars)

5:10-5:30 | An Update on United States Space Exploration Policy TBA

  • moderator: Jeff Bingham (Former Senior Advisor on Space and Aeronautics, Republican Staff, U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)

 

  • Mark Mozena (United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations Washington Operations, Manager)

 

  • Tom Culligan (Brimley Group, Vice President)

 

5:30-7:00 | H2M 2017 Onsite Opening Reception (Separate Registration Required)

7:00-7:30 | Women Paving the Path to Mars: A Conversation with Astronaut Abby and Ellen Stofan

    • Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison (The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)

 

    • Ellen Stofan (former NASA Chief Scientist)

 

7:30-9:00 | Evening Program – Risky Business: Risk Tolerance and Space Exploration

  • Moderator: Leonard David (Journalist; author of National Geographic Book, Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet)

 

  • Penny Boston (NASA, Director, Astrobiology Institute)

 

    • John Grunsfeld (former Astronaut; former NASA Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate)

 

    • Tiffany Montague (former Manager, Google Space Projects; & Explore Mars Board of Advisors Member)

 

  • Richard “Rick” M. Davis (NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Assistant Director for Science and Exploration)

May 10, 2017 – Day 2 The Humans to Mars Summit 2017, Lisner Auditorium

7:30-8:30 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration

8:30-8:45 | Introductions and Goals

  • Moderator: Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC, Senior Scientist for Advanced Mission Concepts)

 

8:45-9:45 | NASA’s Plan for Human Space Exploration: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Moderator: Ellen Stofan (former NASA Chief Scientist)

 

  • Jeff Foust (Space News, Senior Staff Writer)

 

  • Marcia Smith (SpacePolicyOnline.com, Editor)

 

  • Frank Morring (Aviation Week, Senior Editor)

 

9:45-10:00 | Break

10:00-11:10 | How We Can Achieve Humans on Mars by the 2030s (panel)

  • Moderator: Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin, Chief Technologist, Exploration Systems for the Civil Space; & former astronaut)

 

  • Lee Mason (NASA, Principal Technologist for Power & Energy Storage, Space Technology Mission Directorate)

 

  • Tim Cichan (Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect)

 

    • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Coporation, Space Architect)

 

    • Andrea Riley (NASA HQ, International Space Station Division)

 

11:10-12:15 | The Path To Afford and Sustain Human Exploration of Mars (panel)

  • Moderator: Robert Howard (NASA JSC, Habitability Design Center Manager)

 

  • Jeff Bingham (Former Senior Advisor on Space and Aeronautics, Republican Staff, U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)

 

  • Humphrey “Hoppy” Price (NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)

 

  • Michael Raftery (Terra Trace Corp, President; and Explore Mars, Inc. Board of Directors Member)

 

  • Pascal Lee (Mars Institute, SETI Institute)

 

12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: Jim Cantrell (Vector Space Systems, CEO and Founder) City View Room at the George Washington University (Separate Registration Required)

12:45-1:45 | Informal Roundtable Q & A with Leaders in Human Exploration (Food is not allowed in Auditorium)

    • Moderator: Bret Drake (The Aerospace Coporation, Space Architect)

 

    • Jennifer Stern (NASA GSFC, Planetary Geochemist)

 

    • Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin, Chief Technologist, Exploration Systems for the Civil Space; & former astronaut)

 

    • Humphrey “Hoppy” Price (NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)

 

    • Michael Raftery (Terra Trace Corp, President; and Explore Mars, Inc. Board Member)

 

    • Michael Meyer (NASA, Program Scientist, Mars Science Laboratory; & Lerad Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, Science Mission Directorate)

 

  • James Garvin (NASA GSFC, Chief Scientist)

 

2:00-5:00 | Parallel Afternoon Technical Sessions

 

Session 1 | Betts Auditorium, The Marvin Center GWU

2:00-3:15 | Session 1a: Scientific Exploration of the Red Planet

  • Moderator: Jennifer Stern (NASA GSFC, Planetary Geochemist)

 

    • Latest from Curiosity

  • Michael Meyer (NASA, Program Scientist, Mars Science Laboratory; and Lerad Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, Science Mission Directorate)

 

Plans for ExoMars/Mars 2020

      • James Garvin (NASA GSFC, Chief Scientist)

Humans + Robots on the Mars Surface

  • Neal Lii (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Robotics and Mechatronics Center)

 

 

3:15-5:00 | Session 1b: Getting Ready for Mars

  • Moderator: Molly Anderson (NASA, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate)

 

    • International Space Station (ISS)

  • Kathleen Boggs (NASA, International Space Station Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)

 

Building a Spacesuit for Mars – a Progress Report

      • Larry Kuznetz (University of California, Berkeley)

 

      • Lindsay T. Aitchison (NASA, Deputy Project Manager for the Advanced Space Suit Project)

 

Entry, Descent, & Landing (EDL)

  • Michelle Munk (NASA, Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems, Space Technology Mission Directorate)

 

Artificial Gravity

    • Larry Young (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics; & Professor of Health Sciences and Technology)

 

Session 2 | Grand Ball Room, The Marvin Center GWU

2:00-4:00 | Session 2a: Sex and Gender in Human Space Exploration

    • Moderator: Bette Siegel (NASA, Program Executive, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)

 

    • Saralyn Mark (iGiant, President)

 

    • David Dinges (University of Pennsylvania, Professor; & Unit of Experimental Psychiatry, Director; & Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, Chief)

 

  • Dorit Donoviel (Baylor College of Medicine, Biomedical Innovations Laboratory, Center for Space Medicine, Director)
  • Cynthia Null (NASA Engineering and Safety Center, Technical Fellow for Human Factors)

 

4:00-5:00 | Session 2b: Protecting Mars and Earth in an Era of Extensive Robotic and Human Exploration

  • Moderator: Michael Meyer (NASA, Program Scientist, Mars Science Laboratory; and Lerad Scientist, Mars Exploration Program, Science Mission Directorate)

 

    • Cassie Conley (NASA, Planetary Protection Officer)

 

    • Penny Boston (NASA, Astrobiology Institute, Director)

 

  • Richard “Rick” M. Davis (NASA, Science Mission Directorate, Assistant Director for Science and Exploration)
  • Pamela Conrad (NASA GSFC, retired)

 

Session 3 | Lisner Auditorium, GWU

2:00-4:00 | Session 3a: Mars Architectures & Cis-Lunar Habitation (Brief talks ~20 min each; followed by roundtable Q & A Panel)

  • Moderator: Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC, Senior Scientist for Advanced Mission Concepts)

 

  • Mike Fuller (Orbital ATK, Propulsion Systems)

 

  • Humphrey “Hoppy” Price (NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)

 

  • Matt Duggan (The Boeing Corporation, Manager for Exploration)

 

  • Rob Chambers (Lockheed Martin, Orion Production Strategy Lead)

 

  • Steve Overton (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Program Manager, Integrated Space Systems)

4:00-5:00 | Session 3b: Media, SciFi, and the Exploration of Mars

  • Moderator: Bill Hargenrader (Author; & Host of Red Planet Radio; & Founder of I Love Mars community)

 

    • Jim Wilson (NASA Mars Exploration Communications Team)

 

    • Keri Kukral (Raw Science, CEO and Co-Founder)

 

  • Ron Sparkman (Creator of UpportunityU; & Aspiring Martian Explorer; & Administrator for the Nerd News Network)
  • Marc Zicree (AKA Mr. SciFi, Author of The Twilight Zone Companion, Creator of Space Command)

6:30-8:00 | Off-site Evening Reception City View Room at GWU (Separate Registration Required)

  • Reception Sponsor Ardbeg

 

    • Guest Speaker: David Blackmore (Ardbeg and Glenmorangie, Global Master Brand Ambassador)
    • Comments by: Peter McGrath (The Boeing Company,Global Sales & Marketing Director Space Exploration)

Musician/composer Peter Alexander to perform selections from the new rock opera – One Way Trip to Mars

May 11, 2017 – Day 3 The Humans to Mars Summit 2017, Lisner Auditorium

 

7:30-8:30 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration

8:45-9:15 | The Day Mars Stood Still: How Purdue Students Would Start Settlements on Mars

  • Sarag Saikia (Purdue University, Visiting Assistant Professor, Advanced Astrodynamics Concepts, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics)

 

9:15-10:10 | Is the Moon a Good Step on the Way to Mars?

  • Moderator: Kathy Laurini (NASA, Exploration and Space Operations, Senior Advisor)

 

  • Scott Pace (Space Policy Institute, Director)

 

  • Doug Cooke (Cooke Concepts and Solutions)

 

  • Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin, Chief Technologist, Exploration Systems for the Civil Space; & former astronaut)

 

  • Peter McGrath (The Boeing Company,Global Sales & Marketing Director Space Exploration)

 

10:10-10:25 | Break

10:25-11:25 | Diplomacy and Space

  • Moderator: Mark Mozena (United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations Washington Operations, Manager)

 

  • Kent Bress (NASA, Director of the Aeronautics and Cross Agency Support Division, OIIR)

 

  • Kenneth Hodgkins (Director, Department of State: Office of Space and Advanced Technology)

 

  • Patrick Besha (NASA, Senior Policy Adviser, Office of the Administrator)

 

  • Rebecca Keiser (National Science Foundation, Head, Office of International Science and Engineering at National Science Foundation)

 

  • Talal Kaissi (Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Senior Advisor Commercial Affairs & Special Projects; Director, USA Space Affairs)

 

11:25-12:05 | Watson/M: Embodied Cognition for a Mission to Mars

  • Grady Booch (IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist, Watson/M)

 

12:05-12:45 | Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Jeff Hanley (Human Exploration and Space Flight Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation)

 

 

12:45-1:00 | Closing Comments

  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars, President)

 

Conclusion of The Humans to Mars Summit 2017

2:00-3:00 | Capitol Hill Briefing Panel: We Can Land Humans on Mars by 2033, Room 253 Russell Senate Office Building (
Separate Registration Required)

  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space; & Explore Mars, Inc. Board of Directors Member)

 

  • Risk: Tiffany Montague (former Manager, Google Space Projects; & Explore Mars Board of Advisors Member)

 

  • Long Pole Technologies: Matt Duggan (The Boeing Corporation, Manager for Exploration)

 

  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars, CEO)

 

3:00-5:00 | Distribution of H2MR to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)

May 12, 2017

9:00-5:00 | Distribution of H2MR to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)

The Humans to Mars Summit 2017

May 9-11, 2017

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