H2M program

The Humans to Mars Summit (H2M)

How can we land humans on Mars by 2030?  Join us at the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) to learn ways in which this can happen.  Co-sponsored by Explore Mars and the George Washington University Space Policy Institute, H2M will be held on May 6-8, 2013 at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  H2M will be a comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be overcome to send humans to Mars by 2030.

Register today for the Humans to Mars Summit (H2M).  
Take advantage of our special “Launch” registration and save money before the registration fee increases after January 1, 2013 -
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H2M Hotel Block

We have reserved the special rate of $170 per night at the Holiday Inn near the Rosslyn Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia. This is just one short Metro stop from conference venue (Foggy Bottom Metro Station).  Rooms are limited, so reserve your room soon.

To reserve your room, please tell the hotel that you are reserving your room under the block code: HTM

Holiday Inn
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA
703-807-2000
Block Code: HTM

DRAFT Agenda
(Please note that times and exact topics listed in this agenda are likely to change prior to H2M)

May 6, 2013
9:00-9:45 – Keynote: “Why Mars” General Charles Bolden (NASA Administrator)
9:50-10:45- Mars Science missions update (small panel) Moderator – Colleen Hartman (NASA)
11:00-12:30 – Human and robotic precursor missions (panel)
Moderator – Miles O’Brien (PBS News Hour; Frontline)
- John Grunsfeld (NASA: Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate)
- William Gerstenmaier (NASA: Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)

Lunch
2:00-2:45 – Mars mission definition (requirements and issues) – Bret Drake (NASA)
2:50-4:15 – Mission architecture and transportation panel – Moderator: Mike Raftery (Boeing)
4:15-4:30 – Break
4:30-5:30 – Living on Mars: Biomedical Challenges

5:30-7:00 – Reception

Evening panel – Celebrity speaker

May 7, 2013
9:00-9:45- Propulsion options (panel) Moderator: Joe Cassady (Aerojet)
9:45-10:40: Speaker
11-12:30 – Entry, descent, and landing (panel) Moderator – Robert Braun (Georgia Tech; former NASA Chief Technologist)

Lunch: Special Lunch – Grand Challenges and Prizes (Separate admission)

2:00-4:00 – Breakout sessions
Room 1: – ISRU/On surface power
Room 2 – Science objectives – Moderator –  Dave Beaty (NASA JPL: Chief Scientist, Mars Exploration Directorate)

Room 3- Habitation & life support/Mobility & space suits

4:15-5:00 – Speaker
Evening – Special Dinner – VIP speaker (separate admission)
Plus – Alternate Tour of some DC facility

May 8, 2013
9:00-9:45 – Buzz Aldrin (Apollo XI Astronaut)
10:00-11:30: International cooperation (panel) Moderator: Meredith M. McKay (NASA: Deputy Director, Human Exploration and Operations Division Office of International and Interagency Relations)

11:45-1:00: Congressional/policy discussion (panel)

Lunch

2:00-4:00 – Breakout sessions

Room 1: Public Engagement (panel)
Room 2 Alternate Mars Precursor Robotic Missions
Room 3: Mars Agriculture – Moderator: Penelope Boston (New Mexico Tech)

4:15-5:00 – Closing Keynote
5:00 Reception

May 9, 2013

8:00 – Press Conference
10:00-3:00 – Congressional Visits
9:00-3:00 – Visits to Washington, DC area schools

TENTATIVE speakers:

General Charles Bolden (NASA: Administrator)
Buzz Aldrin (Apollo XI)
Rebecca Keiser (NASA: Associate Deputy Administrator)
John Grunsfeld (NASA: Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate)
William Gerstenmaier (NASA: Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate)
Doug McCuistion (NASA: Director, Mars Exploration Program)
James Garvin (NASA: Chief Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center)
Penelope Boston (New Mexico Tech, Professor of Cave and Karst Science;
Director, Cave and Karst Studies)
Andrew Chaikin (Author/Historian)
Professor Dominic Man-Kit Lam (Chairman, World Eye Organization)
Pascale Ehrenfreund (Space Policy Institute, GWU)
David Beaty (NASA JPL: Chief Scientist, Mars Exploration Directorate)
Miles O’Brien (PBS News Hour; Frontline)
Deborah Bass (NASA, JPL)
Bret Drake (NASA JSC)
Chris McKay (NASA Ames)
Jennifer Heldmann (NASA Ames)
Joe Cassady (Aerojet: Executive Director, Advanced Programs Engineering)
John Karcz (NASA Ames)
Michael Raftery (Boeing: Director, ISS Utilization and Exploration)
Robert Braun (Georgia Tech; former NASA Chief Technologist)
Colleen Hartman (NASA; Deputy Center Director – Science, Operations, and Program Performance at Goddard Space Flight Center)
Meredith M. McKay (NASA: Deputy Director, Human Exploration and Operations Division
Office of International and Interagency Relations)

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