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#1 2022-09-12 11:42:54

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2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

This topic is available for correspondence between GW Johnson and BeerMan, and anyone else who is planning to attend the 25th Anniversary Convention in October of 2022.

The event will be broadcast (again) over the Internet, so those who cannot attend in persons will be able to "attend" virtually.

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#2 2022-09-15 19:58:13

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China's Jingnan Guo to Talk Space Radiation & Chinese Space Program at Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Jingnan Guo, a research professor at the School of Earth & Space Sciences at the University of Science & Technology of China, will give a virtual address about the potential radiation risks for future human Mars settlement, as well as China’s ongoing and future plans for exploring the Red Planet during the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, set for October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University (Tempe).

Dr. Guo has served as a core member of several space mission teams, including the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on NASA’s Curiosity rover, operating on the surface of Mars since 2012, and the Lunar Neutron and Dosimeter (LND) on China’s Chang'e 4 spacecraft, which landed on the Moon in 2017.

Her main area of research interest includes studying energetic particles in space, including their origin, transport, and radiation effect for life in space. Her research combining observational facts and modeling tools has helped humanity to better understand, assess, and forecast the potential radiation risk for crew space missions, in particular to the Moon and Mars. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles related to space science with 2500+ citations.

In addition, Dr. Guo has served as a Postdoc at the University of Genova, Italy and a Researcher at the University of Kiel, Germany. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Nanjing University in 2006 and a Ph.D. from the Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Science, Nanjing in 2011.

For more details about this year’s Mars Society convention, including online registration and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site (www.marssociety.org).  Convention organizers offer both on-campus and virtual ticketing opportunities.


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#3 2022-09-22 08:08:49

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2022 Mars Society Convention Preliminary Schedule Now Online

The preliminary program itinerary for the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University (Tempe), is now available for viewing online. Visit https://bit.ly/3RSMptd to see the full four-day conference schedule (please note that the itinerary is subject to change).

This year’s Mars Society Convention will include interesting plenary talks, panel discussions, and public debates about the latest news on the exploration of Mars and planning for a human mission to the Red Planet, as well as general space exploration, science, and technology.

Conference highlights include a special address by NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy about planning for humanity’s return to the Moon and on to Mars, an update about the James Webb Space Telescope by Dr. Marcia Rieke, a briefing about ESA’s plans for Mars and the solar system by Dr. Albert Haldemann, an address by White House Assistant Director for Space Policy Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro about in-space capabilities for Mars and beyond, a talk about a possible process of terraforming Mars by former NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James Green, an interview with Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck, and an update about China’s plans for exploring space by Dr. Jingnan Guo of the University of Science & Technology of China.

The four-day conference, held both in-person and virtually, will also feature a face off of the ten finalists of the Telerobotic Mars Expedition Design Competition, whose teams were challenged to design a robotic flotilla that could be carried out using a human-class Mars surface lander with a 10-ton payload capacity, allowing the maximum possible science return while doing the most to prepare for human Mars missions to follow.

In addition, the Mars Society will be convening a special panel discussion about its first cohort of a groundbreaking educational program – “International Mission to Mars“, an engineering design competition for high school students from around the world. The initiative is modeled on the approach taken in engineering design courses at some of the world’s leading universities.

To learn more about the 2022 Mars Society Convention, including how to register online and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site at: www.marssociety.org. We look forward to seeing you next month!



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#4 2022-09-22 08:32:32

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

NewMars has two members who will be presenting at the convention this year!

GW Johnson is scheduled to give five presentations

BeerMan is scheduled for one, and I predict it will have an overflow audience.

If anyone else from the NewMars membership is planning to attend in person this year, please post a note.

Your impressions from the convention will be welcome here as well!

Most of us will be attending over the Internet, so we should (hopefully) be able to catch one or more of our own member's presentations.

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#5 2022-09-22 11:41:42

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It's too late to submit an abstract, so I won't present this year. The US still hasn't lifted the vaccine requirement for foreigners to enter the US, so I won't attend in person. I'm very disappointed. sad

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#6 2022-09-22 17:42:07

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For RobertDyck .... Thanks for your update in Post #5

On one hand, sorry to hear you will be unable to attend this year.  On the ** other ** hand, there is still time for you (hopefully with my help) to create a 3D Printed model of Large Ship (at 1:1000 scale) that can (presumably) be displayed on a Wall Poster at the event.

You ** can ** attend via the Online feed, so (if you have time and are not working for a customer) you'll be able to join the audience for talks by BeerMan and GW Johnson.

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#7 2022-09-22 17:42:54

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Jim Green to Discuss Mars Terraforming during 2022 Mars Society Convention

Former NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James Green will give a presentation about “bringing Earth life to Mars” and how that will begin the long-term process of terraforming the planet during the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Currently a scientist and senior advisor at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Dr. Green previously held the position of Chief Scientist within the agency from 2018-2022 and was also the longest serving Director of the Planetary Science Division from 2006-2018, with overall programmatic responsibility for the New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto, the Juno spacecraft to Jupiter, and the landing of the Curiosity rover and InSight lander on Mars, to name a few.

Other positions held at NASA by Dr. Green included head of the National Space Science Data Center at Goddard Space Flight Center, Chief of the Space Science Data Operations Office, and Chief of the Science Proposal Support Office.

Dr. Green was awarded Japan’s Kotani Prize in 1996 in recognition of his international science data management activities and received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto system and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.

He received his Ph.D. in Space Science from the University of Iowa and has written over 120 scientific articles in refereed journals and over 50 technical articles. In 2015, Dr. Green helped coordinate NASA’s involvement with the Academy Award-nominated film The Martian.

For more details about this year’s Mars Society convention, including online registration, the preliminary program itinerary, and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site (www.marssociety.org).

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#8 2022-09-22 17:49:02

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One Month (!) until 2022 Int'l Mars Society Convention at ASU

As the world’s largest space advocacy group dedicated to humans-to-Mars, the Mars Society has been bringing together for years leading scientists, commercial space executives, and government policymakers to discuss the latest news about exploring Mars and plans for a human mission to the Red Planet, as well as topics involving space exploration, science, and technology.

For the last two years, due to the pandemic, the organization’s international conference has been virtual only, resulting in a significant online audience. This year, the Mars Society leadership announced a return to its usual in-person convention, to be held Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University in Tempe (outside Phoenix).

In addition to being the first in-person event since 2019, the organization will also be marking its 25th year of convening the International Mars Society Convention, with exciting plenary talks, panel discussions, and public debates, as well as its special Saturday evening banquet.

Some of the key speakers will include:

Pamela Melroy, NASA Deputy Administrator & Former Astronaut
Peter Beck, Founder, CEO, & Chief Engineer, Rocket Lab
Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, White House Assistant Director for Space Policy
Dr. Marcia Rieke, Principal Investigator, James Webb Space Telescope, & Professor, Univ. of Arizona
Dr. Albert Haldemann, Mars Chief Engineer, ESA
Dr. Vandi Verma, NASA Chief Engineer, Robotics Operations, Perseverance Rover Mission
Dylan Taylor, CEO, Voyager Space Holdings
Dr. Jingnan Guo, Researcher, University of Science & Technology of China
Dr. James Green, Former NASA Chief Scientist
Maria Antonietta Perino, Director, Space Economy Exploration & Int'l Network, Thales Alenia Space
Dr. Kris Zacny, Vice President, Exploration Systems, Honeybee Robotics
Maraia Tanner, Founder, Star Harbor Academy (Colorado)
Dr. Joe Michalski, Planetary Scientist, University of Hong Kong
Dr. Robert Zubrin, Founder & President, The Mars Society
The four-day global conference will also feature a face off of the six finalists of the Telerobotic Mars Expedition Design Competition, whose teams were challenged to design a robotic flotilla that could be carried out using a human-class Mars surface lander with a 10-ton payload capacity, allowing the maximum possible science return while doing the most to prepare for human Mars missions to follow.

The Mars Society will also be convening a special panel discussion about its first recently concluded cohort of a groundbreaking educational program - "International Mission to Mars", an engineering design class and competition for high school students from around the world. The initiative is modeled on the approach taken in engineering design courses at some of the world's leading universities.

In addition to the usual convention programming, the organization will be convening a public panel discussion about "The Search for Life on Mars" with Dr. Steve Brenner, Jan Spacek, Dr. Robert Zubrin, and Dr. James Green, to be held - free of charge - at ASU (Tempe) on Thursday, October 20th (7pm MST). Online registration (via Eventbrite) is required.

For additional details about the 2022 International Mars Society Convention, including online registration, virtual viewing options, the preliminary program itinerary, and volunteering and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site - www.marssociety.org.

The Mars Society
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Lakewood, CO 80215 U.S.A.
www.marssociety.org
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#9 2022-09-26 11:43:40

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An Interview with Rocket Lab Founder & CEO Peter Beck at the 2022 Mars Society Convention

Peter Beck, founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Engineer at Rocket Lab, a leading launch and space systems company opening access to space to improve life on Earth, will be interviewed virtually about his company and its plans for the future at the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention on Thursday, October 20th at 3:00 pm MST.

Rocket Lab’s capabilities span the space economy, including satellite design and manufacture, industry-leading spacecraft software and components, and reliable launch services.

Under Mr. Beck’s leadership, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket, and Rocket Lab satellite subsystems have featured on more than 1,700 spacecraft on orbit globally.

Rocket Lab technology enables some of humanity’s most ambitious space missions, including complex interplanetary science missions, national security programs, and vast commercial constellations.

Since the company's establishment in 2006, Mr. Beck has grown Rocket Lab into a global organization of 1,500 people across the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. Today, Rocket Lab’s launch vehicles, satellites, and space systems are relied upon by a range of global mission partners, including NASA, the U.S. Space Force, DARPA, the National Reconnaissance Office, and a broad range of commercial satellite and constellation operators.

For more details about this year’s International Mars Society Convention, including online registration, a list of confirmed speakers, and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site at: www.marssociety.org.

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#10 2022-09-29 20:13:48

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JPL’s Chief Rover Driver Vandi Verma to Address 2022 Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to welcome back to its International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 20-23 at Arizona State University, Dr. Vandi Verma, JPL Chief Engineer for Robotic Operations for NASA’s Perseverance and Curiosity rover missions currently operating on the surface of Mars.

Dr. Verma will give a virtual address from JPL titled “Mars Rover Operations and the Role of Autonomy & Humans in Sample Return.”

She joined JPL’s Mobility and Robotics Systems Section 14 years ago, with research interest in robotic software that enables autonomy and commanding under uncertainty for coordinated manipulation, mobility, sampling and science.

Since 2008, Dr. Verma has been driving Mars rovers (MER, MSL) and operating the robotic arm and sampling system and is also involved in Perseverance’s operations on Mars. In addition, she has worked on numerous research robotics projects and has deployed robots in the Arctic, Antarctica and the Atacama Desert in Chile.

For more details about this year’s Mars Society convention, including online registration and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site (www.marssociety.org).  Convention organizers offer both on-campus and virtual ticketing opportunities.




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www.marssociety.org
https://www.facebook.com/TheMarsSociety
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