Morning Plenaries - Mars Society Convention

24th Annual International Mars Society Convention - 4 Days


9:00am - Maria Antonietta Perino, Thales Alenia Space - ExoMars Mission Update

9:30am - Jim Green, NASA Chief Scientist - Ingenuity and the future of Flying on the Red Planet

10:00am - Teddy Tzanetos - NASA-JPL Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Operations Lead - Mission Update

10:30am - Dr. Katie Stack Morgan, NASA-JPL Perseverance Deputy Project Scientist - Mission Update

11:00am - Dr. Michael Hecht, NASA-JPL, Principal Investigator - MOXIE Project Update

11:30am - Penelope Boston, Director, NASA Astrobiology Center - Mars & Astrobiology Review

12:00pm - Patrick Rennie & Fabrizio Bernardini - Engineering for Mars

1:00pm - Anastasiya Stepanova, IBMP Moscow, Researcher - Preparation of humans for deep space flights

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.

You can register on the main website After you register, you can access the convention's main application Attendify at using code "TakingFlight".

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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