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Congressional Briefing Panel: Humans to Mars: Why, How, and When

Press Release From: Explore Mars
Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2016

Explore Mars, Inc. invites you to attend a special briefing/panel discussion entitled, "Humans to Mars: Why, How, and When," that will be held in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Members of Congress, congressional staff, policymakers, and the general public are welcome. Explore Mars is also pleased to announce that The Boeing Company will be sponsoring this discussion.

Seats are limited, so please RSVP/register as soon as possible at https://MarsHowandWhy.eventbrite.com 

Moderating this panel will be Gregory Williams (NASA, Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate). The panel will consist of distinguished representatives from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Orbital ATK who will discuss current concepts for sending humans to Mars. In addition, former NASA Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate/former astronaut, John Grunsfeld, will also participate on this panel and will address why we should send humans to Mars.

"It is important to show Congress and policymakers that Mars is a realistic and attainable goal," commented Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry. "As we approach the start of a new administration and Congress, the United States must continue to push forward with our plans for Mars."

Light refreshments will be served.

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