THE 2023 HUMANS TO MARS SUMMIT
an Explore Mars Event
May 16-18, 2023
The National Academy of Sciences Building
Humphrey " Hoppy" Price
NASA JPL at Caltech | Chief Engineer, NASA Robotic Mars Exploration Program
Humphrey "Hoppy" Price is Chief Engineer of NASA’s robotic Mars Exploration Program. He was the architect of the JPL minimal architecture for humans to Mars. Hoppy was the Project System Engineer for the GRAIL mission to map the gravity field of the Moon and was the Configuration Engineer for the Cassini Saturn orbiter mission. He was the Flight System Engineer for the Prometheus/JIMO Phase A project and was supervisor of the systems engineering group for Entry, Descent, and Landing on the Mars Exploration Rovers project. He has led and participated in many formulation studies of spacecraft and advanced propulsion systems including Mars Sample Return, interstellar missions, solar sails, and fusion rockets. Hoppy has B.S. in Engineering Science and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.