The Human to Mars Summit

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Watch the Entire Humans to Mars Summit Live via Webcast May 8-10, 2018

Watch at https://livestream.com/viewnow/HumanstoMars2018

WEBCASTING LIVE EVERY DAY BEGINNING MAY 8, 2018, AT 8:30 AM ET

Confirmed & Tentative 2018 Speakers Include:

The Humans To Mars Summit (H2M) embodies the core mission of Explore Mars, Inc., which is to advance humanity to the Martian surface by the 2030s. H2M provides an unparalleled platform to industry, government, and the scientific, entertainment, and academic communities, to present developing hardware and other innovations, to collaborate and to foster partnerships, to affect space policy, and to encourage students to pursue STEAM careers. H2M is an important part of Explore Mars’ educational mission to communicate and to inspire, and to convey to the general public the importance of the human exploration of Mars to our future.

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

LaNetra Tate

NASA HQ STMD

LaNetra Tate

NASA HQ STMD

Jim Adams

former Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA

Jim Adams

former Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA

Peter McGrath

Boeing

Peter McGrath

Boeing: Director, Business Development, Space Exploration Division

Lisa Pratt

NASA HQ OSMA

Lisa Pratt

NASA HQ OSMA

Ted Bonk

Honeywell

Ted Bonk

Honeywell, Engineering Technical Fellow

David Manzella

NASA GRC

David Manzella

NASA GRC

Tara Polsgrove

NASA MSFC

Tara Polsgrove

NASA MSFC

Beau Willimon

The First

Beau Willimon

Creator and Executive Producer for The First and House of Cards

LisaGay Hamilton

The First

LisaGay Hamilton

Actress, The First

Michael López-Alegría

The First

Michael López-Alegría

Technical Advisor, The First; Space Shuttle Astronaut

Amy Webb

The First

Amy Webb

Futurist Consultant, The First

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Ted Cruz

US Senator, Texas

Ted Cruz

US Senator, Texas

Kathleen Boggs

NASA HQ

Kathleen Boggs

NASA HQ

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA HQ

Thomas Zurbuchen

NASA HQ, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate

James Green

NASA: Director, Planetary Science

James Green

NASA: Director, Planetary Science

Sam Scimemi

NASA HQ: Director, ISS

Sam Scimemi

NASA HQ: Director, ISS

Mark Ortiz

Boeing

Mark Ortiz

Boeing: Program Manager, NextSTEP-2

John Connolly

NASA JSC

John Connolly

NASA JSC

Nicholas Agnew

Director/Producer, Seat 25

Nicholas Agnew

Director/Producer, Seat 25

Madeleine Cooke

Writer/Producer, Actress, Seat 25

Madeleine Cooke

Writer/Producer, Actress, Seat 25

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Rich Evans III

Explore Mars Inc.

Rich Evans III

Social Media Manager, Explore Mars, Inc.

John Wetzel

Sierra Nevada

John Wetzel

Program Manager, Sierra Nevada

Jeff Bingham

Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)

Jeff Bingham

Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)

James Muncy

Space Policy Consultant & Entrepreneur

James Muncy

Space Policy Consultant & Entrepreneur

Keri Kukral

Raw Science TV

Keri Kukral

Raw Science TV, CEO and Co-Founder

Domhnail Hernon

Director, E.A.T., Nokia Bell Labs

Domhnail Hernon

Director, E.A.T., Nokia Bell Labs

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Chris Codela

IBM

Chris Codela

IBM

Torrey Radcliffe

Aerospace Corporation

Torrey Radcliffe

Aerospace Corporation

Gerald Jerry Sanders

NASA JSC

Gerald Jerry Sanders

NASA JSC

David Bloom

Columnist and Consultant

David Bloom

Columnist and Consultant

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Ad Astra Rocket Company

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Ad Astra Rocket Company, President, CEO

Franco Fenoglio

Thales Alenia Space, Italy

Franco Fenoglio

Head of Human Spaceflights and Transportation Programs Unit, Thales Alenia Space, Italy

Francesc Godia

ESA

Francesc Godia

European Space Agency

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University

Les Johnson

NASA MSFC

Les Johnson

NASA MSFC

Adnan M Al Rais

MBRSC

Adnan M Al Rais

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center; Director of the Mars 2117 Program

Susan Ip-Jewell

Mars Academy USA

Susan Ip-Jewell

CEO/Co-Founder, Mars Academy USA

Nicole Harrison

The Mars Generation

Nicole Harrison

Executive Director, The Mars Generation

Robert Shishko

NASA JPL

Robert Shishko

Principal Systems Engineer/ Economist, NASA JPL

Sean Young

Hewlett Packard

Sean Young

HP, Worldwide Segment Manager, Product Development & AEC

Athena Brensberger

@AstroAthens

Athena Brensberger

Science Communicator, Influencer, International Model, @AstroAthens

Steve Jolly

Lockheed Martin Company

Steve Jolly

Chief Engineer, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Company

Molly Anderson

NASA HQ, SMD

Molly Anderson

NASA HQ, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate

Kathy Laurini

NASA JSC

Kathy Laurini

NASA Johson Space Center

Mark Mozena

United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations

Mark Mozena

United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations Washington Operations, Manager

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect

Jonathan Witter

Explore Mars Inc

Jonathan Witter

President; Board of Directors, Explore Mars Inc

Peggy Wu

UTC

Peggy Wu

UTC

Josh Brost

SpaceX

Josh Brost

SpaceX

Ian Steff

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

Ian Steff

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

Vint Cerf

Google

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Takuya Onishi

JAXA

Takuya Onishi

JAXA

Brittany Wedd

The Mars Generation

Brittany Wedd

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Chair

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Mary Lynne Dittmar

President and CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Julian Reyes

Fusion

Julian Reyes

Fusion

Ed Perlmutter

Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado

Ed Perlmutter

Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado

David Blackmore

Master Brand Amabassador, Glenmorangie

David Blackmore

Master Brand Amabassador, Glenmorangie

Morgan Irons

The Mars Generation

Morgan Irons

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Vice Chair

Aaron Shepard

The Mars Generation

Aaron Shepard

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, Nanoracks

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, Nanoracks

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Maggie Handler

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Maggie Handler

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

James Garvin

NASA GSFC

James Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Jacob Bleacher

NASA GSFC

Jacob Bleacher

NASA GSFC

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Ellen Stofan

Director, National Air & Space Musem

Ellen Stofan

Director, National Air & Space Musem

Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Co-Founder Paragon SDC

Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Co-Founder Paragon SDC

Robyn Gatens

Deputy Director, ISS Division, NASA

Robyn Gatens

Deputy Director, ISS Division, NASA

Darren Samplatsky

UTAS

Darren Samplatsky

UTAS

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Artemis Westenberg

Explore Mars Inc

Artemis Westenberg

President; Board of Directors, Explore Mars Inc

Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison

Board Chair at The Mars Generation | Aspiring scientist and NASA Astronaut

Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison

Board Chair at The Mars Generation

Greg Gentry

Boeing, ISS, ECLSS

Greg Gentry

Boeing, ISS, ECLSS

The Humans to Mars Summit 2018

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This event has been deemed by NASA’s Agency Counsel for Ethics to be a Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) to which invited NASA employees and a guest may attend without further formality.

May 8, 2018 – Day 1 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018

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8:00-8:30 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration

8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions

  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars, Inc., President)
  • Chris Carberry (Explore Mars, Inc., CEO)

8:40- 9:00 | A Year in Review: The Humans to Mars Report 2018

  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space; & Explore Mars, Inc., Board of Directors Member)

9:00-9:30 | Congressional Panel discussion

    • Moderator: Scott Hubbard (Prof. Scott Hubbard, Stanford University, Former Director NASA Ames)
  • Ed Perlmutter (Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado)
  • Bill Posey (United States House of Representatives) via Recorded Video Message

9:30-10:00 | Key Decisions on the Path to Mars – A Conversation

    • Moderator: Jeff Foust (Space News, Senior Staff Writer)
    • Thomas Zurbuchen (NASA HQ, Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate)
    • Peter McGrath (Boeing, Director, Business Development, Space Exploration Division)
  • Eric Stallmer (Commercial Spaceflight Federation, President)

10:00-10:45 | Critical Mars Science: An International Collaboration

  • Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio, Host and Producer)
  • Pascale Ehrenfreund (Chair of the Executive Board of the DLR, German Aerospace Center)
  • James Green (NASA HQ, Director, Planetary Science)
  • Adnan Al Rais (Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center; Director of the Mars 2117 Program)

10:45-11:05 | Break

11:05-11:35 | Talking to Mars: increasing the bandwidth of Deep Space Network (DSN)

  • Vint Cerf (Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google)

11:35-12:15 | Listening to the Mars Generation: A Student led Conversation

  • Moderator: Brittany Wedd (The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Chair)
  • Morgan Irons (The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Vice Chair)
  • Aaron Shepard (The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Member)
  • Russell Widder (The Weiss School)
  • Bradley Link (The Weiss School)

12:15-1:00 | The Economics and Manufacturing of Space Exploration

  • Moderator: Ian Steff (U.S. Dept. of Commerce)
  • Rick Tumlinson (Deep Space Industries)
  • Alex MacDonald (NASA HQ)
  • Maggie Handler (Commercial Spaceflight Federation)

1:00-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-2:15 | Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet, President and Chief Creative Officer)

2:15-2:25 | Student Speaker: Owen Welch (The Weiss School)

2:25-3:10 | How Cislunar Activities Feed into the Human Exploration of Mars

  • Moderator: Mark Mozena (United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations Washington Operations, Manager)
  • Mary Lynne Dittmar (Coalition for Deep Space Exploration)
  • Steve Jolly (Chief Engineer, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Company)
  • John Thornton (CEO, Astrobotic)
  • George Sowers (Colorado School of Mines)

3:10-3:30 | Takuya Onishi, JAXA, Astronaut, ISS Expedition 48/49

3:30-3:45 | Break

3:45-4:30 | Simulating Mars: Mars Design and Analog

  • Moderator: Jim Adams (former Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA)
  • Vera Mulyani (Mars City Design)
  • Sean Young (HP Worldwide Segment Manager, Product Development & AEC)
  • Adnan Al Rais (Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center; Director of the Mars 2117 Program)
  • Susan Ip-Jewell (CEO/Co-Founder, Mars Academy USA)
  • Joseph Gruber (Mission Support Coordinator, Hi-SEAS)

Due to the Exclusive Nature of this Content this Panel will not be Webcasted

4:30-5:15 | The First, A Hulu Original Series

  • Moderator: Kellie Gerardi (Media Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Federation)
  • Beau Willimon (Creator and Executive Producer for The First and House of Cards)
  • LisaGay Hamilton (Actress, The First)
  • Michael López-Alegría (Technical Advisor, The First; Space Shuttle Astronaut)
  • Amy Webb (Futurist Consultant, The First)

5:15-5:30 | Ted Cruz (US Senator, Texas)

  • Introduction by: Paul Juola (Lockheed Martin Company, Vice President, Legislative Affairs)

5:30-7:00 | Onsite Evening Reception, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm, (City View Room, The George Washington University) (Separate Registration Required)

8:00 PM | Washington, D.C. Premier Film Screening and Panel – Seat 25 (Separate Registration Required)

  • Moderator: Keri Kukral (Raw Science, CEO and Co-Founder)
  • Nicholas Agnew (Seat 25 Director; Co-writer)
  • Madeleine Cooke (Seat 25 Actress; Co-writer)
  • Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet, President and Chief Creative Officer)

May 9, 2018 – Day 2 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018, Lisner Auditorium

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8:00-8:30 | Continental Breakfast & Registration (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee)

8:30-8:35 | Welcome and Introduction: Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC)

8:35-8:55 | Opening Keynote Speaker: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

  • Introduction by: Roger Teague (Boeing, Vice President of Space, Intelligence, and Missile Defense, Government Operations)

8:55-9:55 | Achieving Human Exploration of Mars: AM V Architecture Report, a discussion with representatives from each of the three breakout teams

  • Moderator: John Connolly (NASA)
  • Humphrey “Hoppy” Price (Breakout 1, NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)
  • Molly Anderson (Breakout 2, NASA HQ, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate)
  • Timothy Cichan (Breakout 3, Lockheed Martin Company, Space Exploration Technology Architect)

9:55-11:05 | ISS and Occupying the Stepping Stones to Mars

  • Moderator: Sam Scimemi (NASA HQ HEOMD)
  • Kathleen Boggs (NASA HQ, International Space Station Division, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)
    • Mark Ortiz (Boeing: Program Manager, NextSTEP-2)
    • Steve Davision (NASA HEOMD)
    • Gary Strangman (Harvard University)
  • John Wetzel (SNC)

11:05-12:15 | How to Make Human Travel to Mars Affordable

  • Moderator: Scott Hubbard (Stanford University)
  • Robert Shishko (NASA JPL)
  • Josh Brost (SpaceX)
  • Humphrey “Hoppy” Price (NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)
  • Torrey Radcliffe (Aerospace Corporation)

12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: Jeffrey Manber (CEO, Nanoracks) (Separate Registration Required, TBA)

  • Special Guest Speaker: David Blackmore (Master Brand Ambassador, Glenmorangie)

1:00-2:00 | Robotic Reconnaissance and Scientific Preparation for Humans to Mars

  • Moderator: Jacob Bleacher (NASA GSFC)
  • Amy McAdam (NASA GSFC)
  • Sarah Stewart Johnson (Georgetown University)
  • Kevin Lewis (John Hopkins University)

2:00-5:30 | Parallel Afternoon Technical Sessions

Session 1 | Sustaining Mars Exploration: Living Off the Land, Amphitheater, Marvin Center

2:00-3:30 | Session 1a

3:30-5:30 | Session 1b Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)

  • Moderator: Grant Anderson (Paragon Space Development Corp, President and CEO)
  • Darren Samplatsky (UTAS)
  • Robyn Gatens (NASA HQ)
  • Greg Gentry (Boeing)
  • Ted Bonk (Honeywell)

Session 2 | Getting to Mars, Essential Technologies to Enable Mars Exploration, Betts Auditorium, Marvin Center

2:00-3:30| Session 2a

  • Space Propulsion: Moderator Les Johnson (NASA MSFC)
  • SEP: David Manzella (NASA GRC)
  • Chemical Propulsion: Robert Chambers (Lockheed Martin Company)

3:30-5:30 | Session 2b

  • Moderator: Richard M. Davis (NASA HQ, SMD)
  • Mars Landers:
  • Mars Reconnaissance:
    • Sydney Do (NASA JPL)
    • Kennda Lynch (Georgia Institute of Technology)
    • Jennifer Eigenbrode (NASA GSFC)
  • Mars Surface Habitat & Laboratory
    • Steven Hoffman (NASA JSC)
    • Andrew Owens (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Session 3 2:00-5:30 | Architectures for Human Exploration, Lisner Auditorium

  • Moderator: John Connolly (NASA, Mars Study Capability Team Lead)
  • Josh Brost (SpaceX)
  • James Garvin (NASA)
  • Franco Fenoglio (Head of Human Space flights and Transportation Programs Unit, Thales Alenia Space, Italy)
  • Timothy Cichan (Lockheed Martin Company, Space Exploration Technology Architect)

6:30-8:00 | Off-site Evening Reception at the National Academy of Sciences, Great Hall (Separate Registration Required)

Featuring the very popular Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting

  • Special Guest: David Blackmore (Master Brand Ambassador, Glenmorangie)

May 10, 2018 – Day 3 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018, Lisner Auditorium

Technology, Innovation, and Mars

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7:30-8:30 | Continental Breakfast & Registration (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee)

8:30-9:00 | Humanity 2.0: How the Fusion of Art and Technology will Enable a Better Version of Humanity on Mars

  • Domhnaill Hernon (Head of Experiments in Arts and Technology, Nokia Bell Labs)

9:00-9:50 | Virtual & Augmented Reality: Emergent Technologies Aiding Mars Exploration

  • Moderator: Julian Reyes (Fusion)
  • Peggy Wu (United Technologies Corporation))
  • Sean Young (HP, Worldwide Segment Manager, Product Development & AEC)
  • Davide Picciotto (Digital Enterprise Thought Leader, Siemens PLM Software)
  • Matthew Noyes (Spacecraft Software Engineering NASA Johnson Space Center)
  • Sonja Schmer-Galunder (Senior Research Scientist at Smart Information Flow Technologies)

9:50-10:05 |Special STEAM Announcement

10:05-10:20 | Break

10:20-11:10 | Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) & Machine Learning: Advancing Humanity To Mars Together

    • Moderator: Andrew Petro (NASA HQ, Program Integration Manager, Space Technology Mission Directorate)
  • Steve Chien (NASA JPL)
  • Chris Codella (IBM)
  • Steven DeAngelis (CEO, Enterra Solutions)

11:10-11:30 | Markus Levin (Co-Founder XYO Network)

11:30-12:15 | Engage & Educate: How Social Media Amplifies Awareness and Support for the Journey to Mars Missions

  • Moderator: Nicole Harrison (Executive Director, The Mars Generation)
  • Athena Brensberger (Science Communicator, Influencer, International Model, @AstroAthens)
  • Rich Evans (Social Media Manager, Explore Mars, Inc.)
  • Kellie Gerardi (Media Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Federation)
  • Jason Townsend (Head of Social Media, NASA HQ)

12:15-1:00 | Why Mars: A Boisterous Discussion with Space Luminaries

  • Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio)
  • Saralyn Mark (CEO, iGiant)
  • Jeff Bingham (Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)
  • James Garvin (Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC)
  • Keri Kukral (Raw Science, CEO and Co-Founder)
  • Janet Ivey (Janet’s Planet, President and Chief Creative Officer)
  • Nicholas Agnew (Seat 25 Director; Co-writer)
  • Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison (Founder, The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)
  • Artemis Westenberg (Explore Mars, Inc., President)

1:00 | Closing Comments

Afternoon Events & Opportunities

2:00-3:30 | Capitol Hill Briefing Panel: Innovating Toward Mars Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253 (Separate Registration Required)

  • Moderator: Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison (Founder, The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space; & Explore Mars, Inc., Board of Directors Member)
  • Peggy Wu (United Technologies Corporation))
  • Chris Codella (IBM)

2:00-5:00 | Mars Day on the hIll & Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)

7:00 PM | Film Screening and Panel: Fight For Space (Separate Registration RequiredLandmark Theater, Washington, D.C.)

  • Paul Hildebrandt (Fight For Space, Director)
  • Jeff Bingham (Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)
  • James Muncy (Space Policy Consultant & Entrepreneur)

May 11, 2018

REGISTER TODAY AND PARTICIPATE IN OUR FUTURE ON MARS!

9:00-5:00 | Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)