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The ISS and Mars series continues at ISDC tomorrow

By SpaceRef Editor
May 19, 2011
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Explore Mars will be continuing the ISS and Mars series tomorrow at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Huntsville, Alabama, with two morning talks by Dr. Jesco von Puttkamer as well as Explore Mars Executive Director, Chris Carberry. In the afternoon a panel will continue the discussion of whether the International Space Station can be used to advance the goals of sending humans to Mars. If you are attending ISDC, we invite you to attend our program.

Friday, May 20, 2011 in North Salon 1

10:30-11:30: Dr. Jesco von Puttkamer – Project Humans to Mars: A Look at 60 Years of Mission Studies

11:30-12:00: Chris Carberry – Are Private Missions to Mars Possible in the Next 1-2 decades?


2:00-5:00: ISS and Mars: A Discussion of how ISS can be used to advance beyond LEO travel.

Can the International Space Station (ISS) be utilized to advance travel beyond Low Earth Orbit – specifically to Mars? In a continuation of a highly successful discussion at MIT and in Washington, DC, this panel will discuss capabilities and technologies that could be advanced on ISS that can benefit future human missions to Mars and other destinations. The panel will discuss the potential of using ISS as research and test bed and analog platform for Mars; for studying the human factors of going beyond LEO; and using ISS as an analog operational platform for Mars and other destinations beyond LEO.


Sam Scimemi (Deputy, ISS – NASA)
Gerald (Jerry) Miller (Director, Independent Research and Development – USA)
Francisco Moreno (Constellation Program, Operations & Test Integration Office – NASA)
Azam Arastu (Chief Engineer for Advanced Solar Power Systems – Boeing)
Andy Hoskins (Manager of Business Development In-Space Propulsion – Aerojet)
Edward Hodgson (Fellow – Hamilton Sundstrand)
Chris Carberry (Executive Director – Explore Mars, Inc.)

SpaceRef staff editor.