We are pleased to announce that NSS is a partner organization for the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M). Co-sponsored by Explore Mars and the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University, H2M will be held on May 6-8, 2013 at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  H2M is a comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be overcome to send humans to Mars by 2030.

“Mars beckons and we intend to answer the call.  NSS is excited to partner with Explore Mars and the H2M Summit to advance the human experience to the red planet,” said Paul Damphousse, NSS Executive Director.

Stated Chris Carberry, Executive Director of Explore Mars, “Our goal is to have one of the most authoritative and diverse Mars exploration conferences ever held.  We will involve key players from NASA, industry (including both established aerospace leaders as well as newer commercial space entities), the science community, and non-traditional players.”

Topics include: robotic and human pre-cursor missions; launch systems; Mars transit challenges; human factors; entry, descent and landing; in situ resource utilization; space suit design; surface power; science goals; and many other topics. H2M will also discuss space policy, as well as ways to stimulate private sector participation in Mars exploration.

Tentative speakers include:

Dr. Doug McCuistion (NASA: Director, Mars Exploration Program)
Dr. James Garvin (NASA: Chief Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center)
Andrew Chaikin (Author/Historian)
Dr. David Beaty (NASA JPL: Chief Scientist, Mars Exploration Directorate)
Michael Raftery (Boeing: ISS Deputy Program Manager)
Joe Cassady (Aerojet: Executive Director, Advanced Programs Engineering)
Dr. Chris McKay (NASA Ames: Planetary Scientist)
And many others…

To take advantage of the special $95.00 “Pre-Launch” registration today and save money before the registration fee increases after September 12, 2012, register here.

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