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Mars Talk – Chris McKay

November 2010

Our first Mars Talk featured well-known NASA Ames astrobiolgist Dr. Chris McKay talks with documentary filmmaker Sam Burbank about the search for life in our solar system, the new definition of ‘alien,’ and why Mars is the best tool NASA has for inspiring young people to pursue a career in space science.



Mars Talk – Carol Stoker

July 2011

Wearing a t-shirt stating ‘sample the white stuff’ a month after Phoenix landing shows that Dr. Carol Stoker is deeply invested with her work. Find out what working with a one-armed lander (Phoenix), 100 million miles from home means – trying extract potential secrets of life before the Martian North Pole winter sets in.

Episode 2 of our online talk show, Mars Talk, features documentary filmmaker, Sam Burbank, interviewing NASA Ames planetary scientist, Dr. Carol Stoker. Dr. Stoker and Sam have a fascinating discussion concerning the findings from the Mars Phoenix lander, the Case for Mars Conferences of the 1980s, and where the search for life in our solar system may lead next.



ISS & Mars 2011 – A Message From Orbit

April 2011

On April 6, 2011, participants in the second ISS & Mars Conference held in Washington, D.C. were given an unexpected treat. They were the recipients of a special video message that was beamed down to them from space, from the International Space Station (ISS).

In this specially recorded video, ISS crew members Cady Coleman (NASA) and Paolo Nespoli (ESA) welcomed participants to the ISS and Mars Conference, and spoke about the exciting opportunities for using the Space Station as a truly out-of-this-world research facility as well as the first steppingstone that will enable human exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit and on to Mars.



Explore Mars ISRU Challenge – PART 1

November 2010

ExploreMars is developing an In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) competition to expand the development of technologies for using resources found in space. This is Part 1 of a series of videos to explain the program and build interest.



ISS & Mars 2010

November 2010

The first in our series of conferences was a November 2010 two-hour panel discussion presented by ExploreMars in partnership with the National Space Society (NSS) and the Massachusetts (MIT) chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.



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Explore Mars was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and/or improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEM curricula.

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