Morning Plenaries - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


9:00 AM Live broadcast with AMADEE-20 Mars Sim Staff (Austria & Israel)

9:30 AM Dr. Sara Seager - MIT - Biosignatures in Venusian Atmosphere

10:00 AM Dr. Elizabeth Turtle, NASA-JPL, Principal Investigator - Titan Dragonfly Mission

10:30 AM Jim Cantrell, Phantom Space - Achieving Economic Space Launch

11:00 AM Dr. Setthivoine You, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Helicity Space - Fusion Powered Helicity Drive

11:30 AM Evan Plant-Weir, Co-Founder, Mars Society Canada, & Senior Blog Writer, The Mars Society

12:00 PM Vandi Verma, Chief Engineer, NASA-JPL Rover Robotics Operations - Driving Curiosity & Perseverance

12:30 PM Dr. Henrik Hargitai, NASA Ames Researcher - Mapping the Planet Mars

1:00 PM José M. Hernández, Former NASA Astronaut & CEO, Tierra Luna Engineering

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 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.

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