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The Humans to Mars Summit 2016 – Day 1 Schedule

By SpaceRef Editor
May 16, 2016
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The Humans to Mars Summit 2016 – Day 1 Schedule

We look forward to seeing you at H2M. The conference agenda has come together extremely well. You can find the full agenda at – and below is the Day 1 agenda (May 17th). Please let us know if you have any questions.

LISNER AUDITORIUM -730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC

7:30-8:30 | Breakfast and Registration

8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions

Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars, President)
Chris Carberry (Explore Mars, CEO)

8:40- 9:00 | The Year in Review: 2016 Humans to Mars Report

Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect)
Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space)

9:00-9:30 | Plenary NASA Speaker

Moderator: Frank Morring (Aviation Week, Senior Editor/Space)
Dava Newman (NASA, Deputy Administrator)

9:30-10:20 | Mars: How and Why

Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio, Host and Producer)
Greg Williams (NASA, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans, HEOMD)
Steve Jurczyk (NASA, Associate Administrator, STMD)
Richard M. Davis (NASA HQ/SMD, Assistant Director for Science & Exploration)

10:20-10:40 | Break

10:40-11:00 | George Nield (FAA, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation)

11:00-12:00 | Hollywood and Mars

Moderator: Keri Kukral (Raw Science, CEO and Co-Founder)
Andy Weir (Author, The Martian)
Ann Merchant (National Academy of Sciences, Science and Entertainment Exchange)
Robert Palumbo (National Geographic Channels, Executive Producer)
Scott Hubbard (Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Director; Technical Adviser to The Space Between Us)

12:00-12:20 | Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison (The Mars Generation)

12:30-1:30 | Lunch and Andy Weir book signing

1:30-1:50 | Ellen Stofan (NASA, Chief Scientist)

1:50-2:20 | Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI) & Sarag J. Saikia (Purdue University, Advanced Astrodynamics Concepts Visiting Assistant Professor)

2:20-3:15 | Virtual Reality and Space Exploration

Moderator: Jacki Morie (All these Worlds, LLC, Founder and CEO)
Peggy Wu (Smart Information Flow Technologies – SIFT, Senior Research Scientist)
Larry Dungan (NASA, Project Manager and Electrical Designer, ARGOS Project)
Julian Reyes (Fusion, Lead VR Producer)
Dave Lavery (NASA, Program Executive For Solar System Exploration)

3:15-3:35 | Break

3:35-4:05 | Bill Nye “The Science Guy” (The Planetary Society, CEO)

4:05-5:00 | Policy Panel – Aligning the Journey to Mars With Other National Needs

Moderator: Mary Lynne Dittmar (Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Executive Director; Member, Exec Committee, Space Studies Board of the National Academies)
Jan Davis (Jacobs Technology, VP, Deputy General Manager; NASA Astronaut (Retired), STS-47, STS-60, STS-80)
Madhurita (Madi) Sengupta (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Program Manager)

5:00-5:20 | Humans to Mars Summit Day 1 Wrap Up

Scott Hubbard (Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Director)

5:30-7:00 | H2M 2016 Opening Reception Sponsored by the National Geographic Channel

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7:00-7:45 | In What Decade Will We Land on Mars

Moderator: Rick Tumlinson (New Worlds Institute, Founder)
Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space)
Robert Zubrin (The Mars Society, President)

7:45-9:00 | Envisioning Mars: an Interactive Conversation

Facilitator: Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet; President and Chief Creative Officer)
Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison (The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)
Vera Mulyani (Mars City Design, CEO)

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