The 2021 Humans To Mars Summit | September 13-15, 2021

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Explore Mars, Inc. is excited to announce that the 2021 Humans to Mars Summit (H2M 2021) will take place on September 13-15, 2021. H2M 2021 will be a virtual event, but Explore Mars plans to also conduct some in-person elements in Washington, D.C. during the week of the conference. “As we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, Explore Mars plans to carefully introduce more and more in-person activities,” stated Explore Mars CEO, Chris Carberry. “While H2M 2021 will be mostly virtual, if it is safe to do so we hope that our audiences around the world will conduct H2M gatherings at restaurants, bars, private homes, and other locations.”

H2M will feature many of the top leaders in aerospace, government, innovation, policy, STEM education, entertainment, and many other disciplines from around the world.

Just a few of the topics will include:
  • Planet of Robots: Recent Milestones and Discoveries on Mars
  • Artemis to Mars: Utilizing the Moon to sending Humanity to Mars
  • How Space Exploration Inproves Life on Earth
  • Making it on Mars: 3-D Printing and Other Critical Technologies
  • Building a Space Workforce: Inspiring and Motivating Preprofessional and Early Professionals
  • EVA Suits and Surface Operations
  • Nuclear Propulsion and Surface Power
  • Robotic Support: Prior, During, and After Crewed Missions to Mars
  • How Can Space Exploration Expand INclusiveness and Diversity?
“Explore Mars coordinates industry cooperation, international collaboration, and public determination to ensure human exploration of Mars by the 2030s.

Through our many successful programs and reporting, including the Humans to Mars Summit Series, and the Community Workshops for Achievability and Sustainability of Human Exploration of Mars, Explore Mars brings space stakeholders, policy makers, and others together to reach a consensus on issues that have frequently divided them.”

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The Mars Innovation Forum (Mars-IF) Online May 25-27, 2021

Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce the first Mars Innovation Forum (Mars-IF), which is scheduled for May 25-27, 2021. This virtual conference will examine the many innovations that are required for an achievable and sustainable human presence on Mars and how these technologies/capabilities will benefit life on Earth.

The Mars Innovation Forum will be the first of a series of programs (conferences, workshops, webinars) that will (1) define the challenges of sustainability on Mars, (2) recruit new, diverse communities to humanity’s efforts to explore deep space, (3) create new strategies to solve the defined challenges, and (4) identify potentials benefits and markets on Earth.

Any members of the press interested in attending Mars-IF should contact us at press@exploremars.org.

Mars-IF will assemble experts from such industries as:

  • Agriculture and food production
  • Advanced computing/Artificial intelligence
  • Resource utilization
  • Deep Space Communications
  • Powering a Sustainable Presence on Mars
  • Health and Wellbeing/Remote medicine
  • Building/Creating on Mars
  • Environmental systems
  • 3-D printing
  • Humans/Machine Interaction

“Mars tugs at the human imagination like no other planet. With a force mightier than gravity, it attracts the eye to the shimmering red presence in the clear night sky.”

John Noble Wilford, Mars Beckons