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Casey DreierMay 5, 2015

How to Watch the Humans to Mars Summit This Week

Though I'm not in D.C. this week, I'll be watching various talks at the Humans to Mars Summit, happening this week on Tuesday and Wednesday at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Below is the full schedule for the conference (all times are in EDT). I'm particularly interested in the keynote by Planetary Society Board Member (and our Humans Orbiting Mars workshop Chair) Scott Hubbard (Tuesday, 10:00am EDT) and the first public presentation of the orbit-first mission concept developed by a small team at JPL (Wednesday, 8:30am EDT).

May 5, 2015 | Lisner Auditorium

8:45-9:00 | Welcome/Acknowledgements/etc.

9:00-9:30 | Opening Plenary

9:30-10:00 | The Year in Review: A Window of Opportunity

10:00-10:55 | Leadership Panel

10:55-11:15 | Break

11:15-12:00 | The Extraordinary Science of Mars

12:00-12:30 | The Martian

12:30-2:00 | Lunch

2:00-2:20 | The ‘AWE’ of Mars – Inspiring the Future

2:20-2:50 | How will we go to Mars?

2:50-3:20 | Why Mars?

3:20-3:35 | ExoLance: Search for Life Below the Martian Surface

3:35-3:55 | Break

3:55-4:15 | Time Capsule to Mars

4:15-4:45 | The Technology of Mars

4:45-5:05 | Protecting Mars and Earth

5:05-5:25 | Senator Bill Nelson, Florida

May 6, 2015 | Betts Auditorium

8:30-9:30 | Morning Keynote: Affordable Human Missions to Mars

9:30-10:30 | Affordability and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

10:30-10:40 | Break

10:40-12:00 | Mars Science: The 2020s and Enabled by Astronauts in the 2030s

May 7, 2015 | Betts Auditorium

9:00-10:00 | From Sci-Fi to Reality

10:00-11:00 | Inspiring Support – Public Engagement

11:00-11:20 | Break

11:20-12:20 | Political Roundtable – Building Political Sustainability

12:20-1:00 | Where Do We Go From Here?

Read more: Space Policy, Future Mission Concepts, human spaceflight, Mars, Phobos, Deimos

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