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Track: Mars

When will humankind reach Mars? Will it be a roundtrip, or a colonization? How will we get there, and what is the status of the key enabling technologies? What is the best policy for exploring the Red Planet? The 2014 ISDC Mars Track seeks to answer these questions to the greatest degree possible at this early stage. Please join us for this exploration of humanity’s next great leap into space and transition to a multiplanet species.

 

 

 

 

Track Chair
 
speaker,
Chris Carberry
Executive Director and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc.
 

 

Preliminary* Agenda and Scheduled Speakers

*all information on this page is subject to change

 

Friday, May 16th
Salon 214 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Inspiration Mars
Taber McCallum
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Co-founder, Paragon Space Development Corporation (Bio)
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Mars World
John Spencer
Founder, Space Tourism Society (Bio)
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Houghton Mars Project
speaker,
Pascal Lee
Chairman, Mars Institute; Planetary scientist, SETI Institute
11:25 am - 11:50 pm
Phobos/Deimos Mission
speaker,
Pascal Lee
Chairman, Mars Institute; Planetary scientist, SETI Institute
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
The Way to Mars
speaker,
Robert Zubrin
Founder/President, Mars Society; President of Pioneer Astronautics (Bio)
2:25 pm - 2:50 pm
Promoting Mars
speaker,
Rich Phillips
President, Phillips & Company
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Materials and Methods for Construction on Mars
Speaker
Brandon Larson
Mojave Makers, National Space Society
3:25 pm - 3:50 pm
Life on Mars
Susan Jewell
Founder /CEO, International Space Surgery Consortium, MarsCrew134 /Mars Desert Research Station, The Space Clinic
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Project MarsX
speaker,
Aleš Nohel
Founder at Inter-planetary Corporation
4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
TIme Capsule to Mars
speaker,
Speaker - TBD
Title, Affiliation
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm
Space Research and Entrepreneurship
speaker,
Afshin Khan
Singularity University
5:25 pm - 5:50 pm
Presentation Title - TBD
speaker,
Speaker - TBD
Title, Affiliation
 

 

Saturday, May 17th
Salon 214 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Raptor High Performance Rocket Engine
speaker,
 Jeff Thornburg
Principal Propulsion Engineer, SpaceX
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Explore Mars Status 
speaker,
Chris Carberry
Executive Director and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc.
11:25 am - 11:50 noon
Affording Mars
speaker,
Chris Carberry
Executive Director and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc.
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Rover Program Status and Overview
speaker,
Charles Whetsel
Chief Engineer for the Mars Exploration Rover Program, JPL
2:25 pm - 2:50 pm
Space Settlement Design Competition
Speaker
Student Speaker - TBD
Title, Affiliation
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Part 1: Mars Public Policy
speaker,
Art Harman
Legislative Director, U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (TX-36)
speaker,
Robert Zubrin
President, Mars Society
speaker,
Charles Whetsel
Manager, Formulation Office, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
speaker,
Gary Stephenson
Technical Director, Mars Initiative ; Seculine Consulting
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Part 2: Mars Privatization Policy
speaker,
Art Harman
Legislative Director, U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (TX-36)
speaker,
Robert Zubrin
President, Mars Society
speaker,
Charles Whetsel
Manager, Formulation Office, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
speaker,
Gary Stephenson
Technical Director, Mars Initiative ; Seculine Consulting
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
An Overview of the Mars Initiative
speaker,
Gary Stephenson
Technical Director, Mars Initiative ; Seculine Consulting
4:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Quantum Entanglement for Mars Missions
speaker,
Gary Stephenson
Technical Director, Mars Initiative ; Seculine Consulting
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm
Presentation Title - TBD
speaker,
Speaker - TBD
Title, Affiliation
 

 

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