9:00 AM Pam Melroy, Deputy Administrator, NASA - NASA's Path to Mars
9:30 AM Patrick Rennie & Fabrizio Bernardini - Engineering for Mars
10:00 AM Dr. Carol Stoker, NASA-Ames - Finding Life on Mars
10:30 AM Dr. Paul Davies, University of Arizona - What is Life?
11:00 AM Dr. Chris McKay, NASA-Ames - Terraforming Mars
11:30 AM Steven Benner & Jan Spacek, Astrobiology Group - How SpaceX Could Find Life on Mars
12:00 PM Dylan Taylor, Founder, Space for Humanity & CEO, Voyager - Opening Space for Humanity
12:30 PM Barbara Belvisi, CEO, Interstellar Lab - Sustainable Space Settlement
1:00 PM Dr. Charles Cockell, University of Edinborough - Engineering a Free Mars
The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. This convention presents a unique opportunity for those interested in the planet Mars to come together and discuss the science, technology, social implications, philosophy and a multitude of other aspects of Mars exploration.
The website is https://www.marssociety.org/conventions/2021/ where you can register for additional Zoom sessions that are not in AltspaceVR
More info and session listings are in the hub world, code PDK958
This meeting is interactive. Most of the time the speakers and members are appearing on a Zoom screen. You will be able to grab the mike so you can talk to the people in Zoom.
The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.