Early Registration for The Humans to Mars Summit 2019 Now Available!

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

Tentative Speakers Include:

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Ellen Stoffan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Ellen Stoffan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Alan Stern

Principal Investigator, New Horizons mission

Alan Stern

Principal Investigator, New Horizons mission

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

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

Roya Mahboob

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

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

And Many More...

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