Watch Live: NASA, MIT, SpaceX and More at the Humans to Mars Conference

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 10:01AM
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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 10:01AM
Watch Live: NASA, MIT, SpaceX and More at the Humans to Mars Conference
The Humans to Mars conference kicked off with some fanfare yesterday, with NASA claiming that humans will be on Mars by the 2030's. But there are still two days left in the conference, with fascinating speakers from organizations such as NASA, MIT, SpaceX and more. The summit is held at George Washington University, but for those of you who aren't Washington D.C. natives, you can watch the live stream of the entire conference here:



Today, May 6, there will be several panels on the hard science behind a potential manned Mars mission. NASA's manager of the Mars Exploration Directorate, as well as two other NASA scientists and the assistant director of MIT's Haystack Observatory, will discuss the Mars research that will be conducted during the 2020's that will allow astronauts to travel to Mars in the 2030's. This panel will run from 10:40 am to 12:00 pm ET.

Then, three NASA executives and program directors from Aerojet Rocketdyne and Ad Astra will discuss the feasibility of in-space propulsion during a Mars mission from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, followed by a panel called "Entry, Descent, and Landing for the 2020s and Beyond," featuring researchers from NASA, JPL, and SpaceX.

Tomorrow, May 7, there will be panels that are more suited to laymen, including a panel of sci-fi authors discussing the efforts to bring sci-fi tropes into reality, which will include NASA scientist and Hugo Award winner Geoffrey Landis. There will also be panels devoted to discussing the importance of political and public support for such a mission.

You can find the full schedule and list of speakers here.
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