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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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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.

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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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#11 2022-10-03 13:58:07

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ESA Mars Chief Engineer Albert Haldemann to Address Int’l Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Albert Haldemann, the European Space Agency’s Mars Chief Engineer, will be giving a virtual talk about Europe’s plans for Mars and space exploration during the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 20-23 at Arizona State University (Tempe).

Serving in this role within the Mars Exploration Group of ESA’s Directorate of Human & Robotic Exploration since 2020, Dr. Haldemann’s responsibilities include oversight of cooperation agreements and interface requirements with the partner agencies for ESA’s Mars projects (ExoMars and MSR) and the coordination of Mars Sample Return risk management between ESA and NASA.

Prior to this, he worked for 15 years at ESA, initially as ExoMars Payload & Assembly, Integration & Verification Manager and then as ExoMars Payload & AIV Team Leader. In addition, Dr. Haldemann served as JPL’s Deputy Section Manager of the Planetary Science Section, Deputy Manager of the Planetary Science & Life Detection Section, and Deputy Project Scientist of the Mars Exploration Rover Project.

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

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#12 2022-10-03 14:07:15

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Star Harbor Academy CEO Maraia Tanner to Outline Pathways to Space at Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to welcome Maraia Tanner, CEO of Star Harbor Academy, as one of its plenary speakers at the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 20-23 at Arizona State University (Tempe). Her address will focus on new pathways to space that are opening up for individuals through programs being created at Star Harbor.

Star Harbor representatives announced earlier this year details of its planned 53-acre mixed-use development campus and training center to be built outside Denver, Colorado. The facility will involve commercial astronaut training and space workforce development and also serve as a technological incubator.

“We believe the minds and technologies that solve our challenges in space will help to solve many of our most pressing challenges on Earth. This is why we are creating affordable public access to the critical infrastructure and testing environments necessary for human spaceflight training and the rapid development of impactful technologies,” said Ms. Tanner.

Prior to joining Star Harbor, Ms. Tanner served as a consultant to the UAE Space Agency and Vice President of Spaceship Earth Grant Corp and also worked as a mechanical design and systems engineer for Northrop Grumman Space Technology and a flight coach for Zero G.

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


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#13 2022-10-07 20:04:14

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Here is your Invitation!

We are ready for you to join us in the Virtual Convention Experience for the 2022 Mars Society Convention, to be held at Arizona State University from October 20 - 23, 2022.  If you are planning to attend our event in-person, this procedure is optional and you can safely disregard this email.

We ask that you attempt to login and access the virtual conference now, well in advance of the event's start, so that we may assist you with any problems that you encounter.  Please click below to access the full step-by-step instructions on how to register for and join the virtual experience.
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About the Virtual Experience
The four-day conference will use new virtual tools to allow attendees to watch the live streaming sessions, ask questions of the speakers, network with one another, and access information on the Mars Society and its partners and sponsors.  The organization will be utilizing a new product known as “Zoom Events”, which is similar to the software used for the past two years during its 2020 and 2021 virtual conventions.

The Mars Society will provide support and troubleshooting assistance for those who have any technical difficulties accessing the event.  Convention organizers ask that people attempt to login to the virtual option prior to the convention to ensure that any technical difficulties can be dealt with in advance.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a paid & active member of the Mars Society.  Virtual attendance is only available to paid Mars Society members who are current in their membership dues. Using the organization’s automated Membership System, it is easy to join the Mars Society, renew a membership, or check on one’s current status.  The Mars Society’s leadership encourages its supporters to be active Mars Society members throughout the year to support the overall mission and programs.

If you wish to share this email and the instructions with others, please ensure they also join the Mars Society using our Membership System.

Please email convention-staff@marssociety.org if you have any questions on the conference or accessing the virtual experience.

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#14 2022-10-11 20:40:13

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MARS Rocks! A Live Music Event to Benefit the Mars Society

We invite you to join us for a rocking good time at MARS Rocks! on Friday, Oct. 21st (7-10 pm MST) in Phoenix!

Open to the general public and free for all Mars Society ASU convention attendees, this special three-hour music event will include performances by Tedbaby, Revolushn and Jason Achilles.

Enjoy a variety of space tunes in an intimate, live music setting (+21) at Last Exit Live located in the historic warehouse district of downtown Phoenix.

Organized as part of the international convention program, money raised from the event will help benefit the Mars Society.

Sign up today for your ticket via Eventbrite! Please note that convention attendees are required to sign up (free of charge) via the online registration form for MARS Rocks!

We hope you can join us! It’ll be a blast!


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#15 2022-10-19 18:13:29

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NASA Deputy Admin. Pamela Melroy to Address 2022 Mars Society Convention

NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy will give a special talk titled “The Human-Machine Teaming Path to Get Us There” on Friday, October 21st (11:00 am MST) during the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention at Arizona State University (Tempe). 

As Deputy Administrator, Ms. Melroy performs the duties and exercises the powers delegated by the Administrator, assists the Administrator in making final agency decisions, and acts for the Administrator in his absence by performing all necessary functions to govern NASA operations. She is also responsible for laying the agency’s vision and representing NASA to the Executive Office of the President, Congress, heads of federal and other appropriate government agencies, international organizations, and external organizations and communities.

Ms. Melroy was commissioned through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program in 1983. As a co-pilot, aircraft commander, instructor pilot, and test pilot, she logged more than 6,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft before retiring from the Air Force in 2007. She is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause, with more than 200 combat and combat support hours.

Ms. Melroy was selected as an astronaut candidate by NASA in December 1994. Initially assigned to astronaut support duties for launch and landing, she also worked advanced projects for the Astronaut Office. She also performed Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) duties in mission control. In addition, she served on the Columbia Reconstruction Team as the lead for the crew module and served as Deputy Project Manager for the Columbia Crew Survival Investigation Team. In her final position, she served as Branch Chief for the Orion branch of the Astronaut Office.

One of only two women to command a space shuttle, Ms. Melroy logged more than 38 days (924 hours) in space. She served as pilot on two flights, STS-92 in 2000 and STS-112 in 2002, and was the mission commander on STS-120 in 2007. All three of her missions were assembly missions to build the International Space Station.

After serving more than two decades in the Air Force and as a NASA astronaut, Ms. Melroy took on a number of leadership roles, including at Lockheed Martin, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Nova Systems Pty, Australia, and as an advisor to the Australian Space Agency. She also served as an independent consultant and a member of the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group.

Ms. Melroy holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Astronomy from Wellesley College and a master’s degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

For more details about this year’s Mars Society convention, please visit our web site (www.marssociety.org). In-person and virtual ticketing are still available. 

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#16 2022-10-19 18:18:22

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Virtual Ticketing Still Available for 2022 Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to offer for its 25th Annual International Convention a return to its usual in-person public format (for the first time since 2019), to be held Thursday-Sunday, October 20-23 at Arizona State University in Tempe.

Convention organizers will also provide a special opportunity to attend the four-day conference virtually, including all plenary talks, panel discussions, and public debates involving key scientists, aerospace representatives, and government policymakers discussing the latest news about exploring Mars and planning for a human mission to the Red Planet. 

If you plan on coming to the ASU campus to attend the international convention in-person, please sign up online using the registration form located on the Mars Society web site.

For those interested in watching the forum virtually, click here to follow simple step-by-step instructions. Please note that online viewing is for active (paid up) Mars Society members. To join, renew, or check your membership status, please visit: JOIN.MarsSociety.org.

To learn more about the 2022 Mars Society convention, including the program itinerary, volunteer opportunities, and recommended hotels near the conference site, we invite you to visit: www.marssociety.org.


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#17 2022-10-19 19:12:54

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I just completed registration for the Virtual offering from the Mars Society.

I was surprised that the admission is via a Zoom account.

If you are a NewMars member (and even if not) a Zoom account is free, but (apparently) you will need it.

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I used the newmarsmember account which was set up for the Zoom events.

Update a bit later ... I logged in on a different computer and the registration by email address seemed to carry over.

One question I do have ... Thursday's sessions will begin at 9 AM Arizona time, but the time showing on the display is 4 PM.

That ** could ** be an echo of the time setting I may have used for newmarsmember@gmail.com.

That account may have UTC set.

9 AM to 4 PM would be a difference of 7 hours.

Close ... Google says that there are 8 hours between Greenwich and Tempe, Arizona.

Daylight savings might explain the difference.

In any case, it would appear to be worth finding the time difference for your location.

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#18 2022-10-20 07:36:08

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The 25th Mars Society Convention begins today at 9 AM Tempe time.  That is 4 PM UTC (I think).

Daylight Savings may or may not throw off the time difference by an hour.

In any case, in the time zone of SpaceNut (to take just one example) the starting time is noon, when Dr. Zubrin will open the convention.

I'm hoping members will be able to tune in live and make comments here, as they might be inspired.

Everything is expected to be recorded for later viewing.

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#19 2022-10-20 10:26:13

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The 25th Mars Society Convention is under way.

Dr. Zubrin is on stage giving the opening keynote.

The talk will (hopefully) be available to download later.

It's entirely possible that GW Johnson is in the audience, and perhaps Mrs. Johnson as well, if there travel plans were successful.

Something to look for is a statement that there is "no such thing as a natural resource".

I don't recall Dr. Zubrin making that argument, but he probably has done so.

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#20 2022-10-20 17:49:52

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Update at 19:43 local time ... It is (probably) 16:43 in Tempe.

The speaker at the moment (on the broadcast) is a participant in an analog expedition in Russia (called SIRIUS 21)

This is a joint effort "between NASA's Human Research Program and Russia's Institute of Biomedical Problems"

Ashley Kowalski

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I watched the entire opening sequence from the Zoom Lobby.

This evening I decided to take a chance and "Join" which I assume provides different features.

The main difference seems to be ability to see the display at full screen.

The analog experiment lasted eight months, and included a lot of psychological testing.

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#21 2022-10-20 18:49:50

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

Online again at 20:47 local time so possibly 17:47 in Tempe.

This session in progress is MDRS "space" suit experience ... the teams producing these devices have been working for ? 20 ? years.

This session would surely be of interest to anyone thinking seriously about space suits for Mars or even transit EVA suits.

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#22 2022-10-21 17:33:38

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

For SpaceNut .... GW Johnson's talk on Orbital Propellant Depot is scheduled for 5 PM Tempe time which ** should ** be 8 PM New Hampshire time.  Hopefully your schedule will permit tuning into the free online broadcast.

If you are interested in hearing/seeing his talk, and (assuming you've not prepared) you'll need time to prepare.

Update at 19:52 local time .... there is a complication I had not anticipated...

The Zoom broadcast is playing now (on one of my systems) but it is for the second of five tracks.

GW Johnson is in track 3....

I have no idea how to tune into Track 3, or even if is being broadcast.

Update at 8 PM local time, 5 PM Tempe time....

The Lobby broadcast is of Track 2 ... the presentation is on mountaineering ....

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#23 2022-10-21 19:59:41

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

GW Johnson is scheduled for 16:30 on Saturday, at Tempe.  That would be 19:30 for New Hampshire.

The talk is set up in the Second Track, which is the one I found being broadcast today.

It takes a bit of time to figure out how to use the Zoom system, so I recommend planning to spend some time getting ready, if anyone is interested in catching Dr. Johnson's talk. 

I am not yet (by any stretch) an "expert" on how to connect ...

A sure method seems to be the ticket that was emailed out.

I have also (apparently) stumbled into a connection by some other path, but I don't know what that was and can't repeat it.

The only reliable method I've found so far is to pull the email up and click on the connection link there.

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#24 2022-10-22 10:50:24

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

The convention is in progress Saturday morning at 12:47 local time so 9:47 Tempe time.

The talk in progress is about flight on Mars ....

The presenter is: Dr. Albert Haldemann - ESA Mars Chief Engineer (V)

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#25 2022-10-22 11:54:39

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Re: 2022 Mars Society Convention 25th Anniversary

At 13:53 local time, and 10:53 Tempe time, the morning sequence is featuring presentation by the team of high school students who won the competition conducted by the Mars Society over the past year.

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