The 2019 Humans to Mars Summit Live Webcast

Registration for The Humans to Mars Summit 2019 Now Available!

(The 2019 Humans to Mars Summit 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)

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. The 2019 Summit will feature a diverse lineup of topics, technologies, breakout sessions, and audience participation that will address the future challenges and progress of human exploration of Mars. Speakers will include high-ranking NASA officials, industry executives, experts from diverse fields (including science, engineering, and policy), representatives from the entertainment industry, international luminaries, and STEM education professionals.

New at H2M 2019:

Venue: National Academy of Sciences Building

Dedicated Networking Time

3 Full Days Of Technical Programming

New & Improved Format


H2M 2019 will present the latest on

  • Apollo Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary
  • Mars science and robotic precursor missions
  • Utilizing the Moon to enable human exploration of Mars
  • Insight, the 2020 Rover, and future science missions
  • Feeding Mars: Agriculture, synthetic biology, 3-D printing
  • Diplomacy, international collaboration, and Mars exploration
  • Living off the land: In-situ resource utilization
  • How the Gateway will be utilized to advance human exploration of Mars Mars
  • The partnership between the entertainment industry and space exploration
  • Innovating our way to Mars

Newly Added Speakers:

The Afghan Girls Robotics Team

The Afghan Girls' Robotics Team

Robert Folgel

NASA HQ, InSight Program Scientist

Robert Fogel

NASA HQ, InSight Program Scientist

Barry Finger

Paragon Space Development Corporation, Chief Engineer and Director of ECLSS

Barry Finger

Paragon Space Development Corporation, Chief Engineer and Director of ECLSS

Steve Hoffman

The Aerospace Corporation, Senior Engineering Specialist

Steve Hoffman

The Aerospace Corporation, Senior Engineering Specialist

Michael Waltz

U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman, Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Michael Waltz

U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman, Florida’s 6th Congressional District

Rick Zucker

Explore Mars, Inc., Vice President, Policy

Rick Zucker

Explore Mars, Inc., Vice President, Policy

Keri Kukral

CEO & Founder, Raw Science

Keri Kukral

CEO & Founder, Raw Science

Ron Turner

NIAC, Senior Science Advisor

Ron Turner

NIAC, Senior Science Advisor

Sydney Do

NASA JPL, Systems Engineer

Sydney Do

NASA JPL, Systems Engineer

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, President & CEO

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, President & CEO

Neeraj Gupta

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Director, Advanced Development

Neeraj Gupta

Sierra Nevada Corporation, Director, Advanced Development

Rebecca Keiser

National Science Foundation, Head, Office of International Science and Engineering

Rebecca Keiser

National Science Foundation, Head, Office of International Science and Engineering

Ruth Hemmersbach

DLR

Ruth Hemmersbach

DLR, Head of the Division of Gravitational Biology; Vice Director of the Institute of Aerospace Medicine

Rich Cooper

Space Foundation

Rich Cooper

Space Foundation, Executive Policy & Program Strategist / Tactician / Communicator

Leonard David

Author of Moon Rush: The New Space Race

Leonard David

Author of Moon Rush: The New Space Race

Ken Davidian

FAA, Director of Research, Office of Commercial Space Transportation

Ken Davidianv

FAA, Director of Research, Office of Commercial Space Transportation

Lori Glaze

NASA, Director of Planetary Science Division

Lori Glaze

NASA, Director of Planetary Science Division

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University, Professor

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University, Professor

Kent Joosten

Booze Allen Hamilton, Consultant

Kent Joosten

Booze Allen Hamilton, Consultant

Justine Kasznica

Babst Calland, Shareholder

Justine Kasznica

Babst Calland, Shareholder

Bhavya Lal

Science & Technology Policy Institute, Research Staff Member

Bhavya Lal

Science & Technology Policy Institute, Research Staff Member

David J. Lawrence

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Planetary Scientist, Physicist

David J. Lawrence

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Planetary Scientist, Physicist

Alex MacDonald

NASA, Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator

Alex MacDonald

NASA, Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator

Saralyn Mark

NASA, White House, and HHS, Former Senior Medical/Policy Advisor; iGIANT, President & Founder

Saralyn Mark

NASA, White House, and HHS, Former Senior Medical/Policy Advisor; iGIANT, President & Founder

Jim Maser

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Senior Vice President, Space Business Unit

Jim Maser

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Senior Vice President, Space Business Unit

Jancy McPhee

SciArt Exchange, Director; Project Mars Compitition

Jancy McPhee

SciArt Exchange, Director; Project Mars Compitition

Peter McGrath

Boeing, Director, Business Development, Space Exploration Division

Peter McGrath

Boeing, Director, Business Development, Space Exploration Division

David Murrow

Lockheed Martin Co., Deep Space Exploration Business Development

David Murrow

Lockheed Martin Co., Deep Space Exploration Business Development

Masami Onoda

JAXA, Director, Washington, D.C. Office

Masami Onoda

JAXA, Director, Washington, D.C. Office

Karina Perez

Aerospace Industries Association, Assistant, Strategy and Integration & Technical Operation and Standards

Karina Perez

Aerospace Industries Association, Assistant, Strategy and Integration & Technical Operation and Standards

Lisa Pratt

NASA, Planetary Protection Officer

Lisa Pratt

NASA, Planetary Protection Officer

Humphrey "Hoppy" Price

NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer

Humphrey "Hoppy" Price

NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer

Allyson Reneau

Harvard; ISU; International Motivational Speaker

Allyson Reneau

Harvard; ISU; International Motivational Speaker

Mir Sadat

National Security Council, Director, Defense Policy and Strategy

Mir Sadat

National Security Council, Director, Defense Policy and Strategy

Gerald Sanders

NASA, ISRU System Capability Lead

Gerald Sanders

NASA, ISRU System Capability Lead

Eric Stallmer

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Eric Stallmer

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Jennifer Stern

NASA GSFC, Planetary Geochemist

Jennifer Stern

NASA GSFC, Planetary Geochemist

David Thompson

Orbital ATK, Founder and former CEO

David Thompson

Orbital ATK, Founder and former CEO

David Turner

U.S.State Dept, Deputy Director, Office of Space and Advanced Tech.

David Turner

U.S.State Dept, Deputy Director, Office of Space and Advanced Tech.

Bert Ulrich

NASA, Multimedia Liaison, Film and Television Collaborations

Bert Ulrich

NASA, Multimedia Liaison, Film and Television Collaborations

Tentative Speakers Include:

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Rachael Mann

#TeachlikeTED, Founder; The Martians in Your Classroom, Co-Author

Rachael Mann

#TeachlikeTED, Founder; The Martians in Your Classroom, Co-Author

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Sonya Gavankar

Newseum

Sonya Gavankar

Director Of Public Relations at Newseum

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautic

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Raquel Nuno

UCLA, Planetary Scientist; Science Communicator

Raquel Nuno

UCLA, Planetary Scientist; Science Communicator

Ron Sparkman

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Stardom, a Space Media Company

Ron Sparkman

Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Stardom, a Space Media Company

Janet Ivey

Janet Ivey

CEO & Creator Janet's Planet; President, Explore Mars, Inc.

Dan Buckland

Duke University, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Mechanical Engineering

Dan Buckland

Duke University, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Mechanical Engineering

Ken Bowersox

NASA, Deputy Associate Administrator, HEOMD; former astronaut

Ken Bowersox

NASA, Deputy Associate Administrator, HEOMD; former astronaut

Dak Hardwick

Assistant Vice President, International Affairs Aerospace Industries Association

Dak Hardwick

Assistant Vice President, International Affairs Aerospace Industries Association

Julie Robinson

NASA JSC, Chief Scientist, ISS

Julie Robinson

NASA JSC, Chief Scientist, ISS

Ryan Whitley

National Space Council, Director of Civil Space

Ryan Whitley

National Space Council, Director of Civil Space

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA, Presenting Via Skype

Jennifer Heldmann

NASA Ames, Planetary Scientist

Jennifer Heldmann

NASA Ames, Planetary Scientist

Joe Cassady

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

Joe Cassady

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

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Arie Trouw

CEO & Co-Founder, XYO

Arie Trouw

CEO & Co-Founder, XYO

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

John M. Logsdon

John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Internation Affairs and Founder of GW's Space Policy Institute

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Rebecca Keiser

National Science Foundation

Rebecca Keiser

Head, Office of International Science and Engineering National Science Foundation

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund, & representatives of the Afghan Girls Robot Team

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

Sanjay Vijendran

European Space Agency (ESA)

Sanjay Vijendran

Mars Sample Return Campaign System Engineer & Coordinator, ESA

Paul Wooster

Principal Mars Development Engineer, SpaceX

Paul Wooster

Principal Mars Development Engineer, SpaceX

Nehemiah Williams

NASA JSC

Nehemiah Williams

AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems, NASA JSC

Abraham (Avi) Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University

Abraham (Avi) Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

James Garvin

NASA GSFC

James Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

Patrick McClure

DOE, Los Alamos

Patrick McClure

Project Lead, Kilopower Project, Los Alamos

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Gioia Massa

NASA KSC

Gioia Massa

Plant Scientist and Project Scientist, NASA KSC

Alexa Ernce

The Weiss School, Palm Beach, Fl.

Alexa Ernce

Student, The Weiss School, Fl.

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Clive R. Neal

University of Notre Dame, Professor, Lunar Geology

Clive R. Neal

University of Notre Dame, Professor, Lunar Geology

Steve Mackwell

American Institute of Physics, Deputy Executive Officer

Steve Mackwell

American Institute of Physics, Deputy Executive Officer

And Many More...

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