Press Release

Artemis Westenberg, President of Explore Mars, Inc., to Deliver Keynote Address at ENVISTA-2015 Conference in India

By SpaceRef Editor
December 1, 2015
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Explore Mars, Inc. is proud to announce that Artemis Westenberg, President of Explore Mars, will be a keynote speaker at the international conference on Emerging Novelties and Vistas in Space Technologies and Applications (ENVISTA-2015) in Chennai, India.

ENVISTA-2015, organized by Sathyabama University in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will be held from December 3-5, 2015. The conference will be a forum for the presentation of new advances in both theoretical and experimental research. It will also seek to establish an effective platform for the sustainable development of space technology and for the further expansion of international information sharing.

“India has been launching spacecraft since 1975, culminating with the successful Mars Orbiter Mission of 2013-14”, said Ms. Westenberg. “Explore Mars hopes that India will be part of an International venture that will send humans to Mars.”

ENVISTA will feature senior officials, engineers, and scientists from numerous nations and will highlight many of the ambitious space exploration plans currently being devised in India and in Asia as a whole.

“As momentum builds for international missions to land humans on Mars, we believe that ENVISTA-2015 will be a tremendous opportunity to engage India and other nations regarding the value and feasibility of the exploration of Mars beginning in the early 2030s”, commented Explore Mars CEO, Chris Carberry.

Recent policy reports by Explore Mars include:

The Humans to Mars Report

The Mars Affordability Reports

The Mars Generation National Survey

About Explore Mars, Inc.
Explore Mars was established to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEM curricula. Explore Mars, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. More information can be found at

SpaceRef staff editor.