Press Release

Astronauts Provide Insight at Workshop on Challenges of Mars Missions

By SpaceRef Editor
January 14, 2014
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Media are invited to attend speaker sessions at the 2015 Human Research Program Investigators’ Workshop and the Behavioral Health and Performance Element Working Group, where NASA astronauts Stan Love, Peggy Whitson and Christina Hammock will participate. 

Future astronaut crews will have little room in which to live and work for the three years it will take to journey to Mars, explore its surface and return home safely to Earth. NASA scientists and astronauts will be available to discuss the orbital mechanics of a flight to Mars, and provide insight on behavioral health and performance risks associated with long duration flights for future space exploration. 


Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort
5600 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77551


Thursday, Jan,15 at 1:00 pm: Astronaut Panel: Part of the Behavioral Health & Performance Working Group session

Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5:15 pm: Plenary session by Stan Love “Why is it so difficult to go to Mars?”

Accredited media wishing to participate should register by contacting:

Kimberly Nahas, 281-244-8860 or by email at


SpaceRef staff editor.