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MARS INNOVATION FORUM

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Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce the first Mars Innovation Forum (Mars-IF), May 25-27, 2021.

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Mars Innovation Forum (Mars-IF)

an Explore Mars Event

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.

Speakers Include:

  • J.R. Edwards (LMCO: Staff, Chief Technology Office)
  • Walt Engelund (NASA: Deputy Associate Administrator, STMD)
  • Tiffany Vora (Singularity University: Faculty & Vice Chair, Digital Biology & Medicine)
  • Deborah Wince-Smith (Council on Competitiveness: President and CEO)
  • Shawna Pandya (Director of Medical Research at Orbital Assembly Corporation)
  • Darren Samplatsky (Collins Aerospace: Associate Director, Business Development | Mission Systems)
  • Kavya Manyapu (NASA: EVA Operations)
  • Danielle DeLatte (Draper Labs: Senior Member of the Technical Staff)
  • Barry Finger (Paragon Space Development Systems: Chief Engineer and Director of Life Support Systems)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne: Executive Director, Space)
  • Ezinne Uzo-Okoro (Office of Science and Technology Policy: Asst Director for Space Policy)
  • Peter McGrath (Intuitive Machines: Vice President Of Business Development)
  • Lee Mason (NASA: Deputy Chief Engineer, STMD)
  • Erik Nygaard (BWXT, Director of Research and Engineering)
  • Lisa May (LMCO: Chief Technologist, Advanced Programs)
  • Chris Baran (GEOshare: Vice President and Chief Operating Officer )
  • Andy Petro (NASA: Lunar Communications and Navigation Architecture & Implementation Lead)
  • Don Boroson (Lincoln Labs: Fellow, Communications Systems Division)
  • Bhavya Lal (NASA: Acting Chief of Staff)
  • Beth Mund (Casual Space: Host)
  • Rick Davis (NASA: Assistant Director for Science and Exploration)
  • Mike Hecht (MIT, PI of MOXIE)
  • Stephanie Boyce (Paragon Space Development Corp: Principal Investigator and Aerospace Materials Engineer)
  • Kris Zacny (Honeybee Robotics: Vice President)
  • Jerry Sanders (NASA: In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) System Capability Leadership Team (SCLT) Lead)
  • Janet Ivey (Explore Mars: President)
  • Shahreen Reza (CEO and Co-Founder of Mission, Space Food)
  • Pascal Rosenfeld (Aleph Farms: New Ventures, Space and European Programs)
  • Scott Bryson (Orbital Farms: Founder)
  • Gioia Massa (NASA: Project Scientist)
  • Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio: Host)
  • Lynn Rothschild (NASA: Senior Scientist)
  • Daniel Tomkins (GrowMars: Founder, agricultural scientist)
  • John Vickers (NASA: Principal Technologist)
  • Armin Ellis (Exploration Institute)
  • Steve Chien (JPL: Senior Research Scientist, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems )
  • Colin Alstad (IBM: Senior Data Scientist, Blue Tech Innovation Lab, Space Tech)
  • Saralyn Mark (iGiant: Founder and President)
  • Esther Dyson (Wellville; Angel Investor)
  • Shawna Pandya (Director of Medical Research at Orbital Assembly Corporation)
  • Sharmi Watkins (NASA: Assistant Director for Exploration, Human Health and Performance Directorate)
  • Alires Almon (Director of Innovation, Mental Health Center of Denver)
  • Peggy Wu (Raytheon Technologies, Associate Director & Principal Scientist: Cognitive Psychology, AI, HCI, Mixed Reality, Decision Theoretics)
  • Jackie Morie (X-Prize: Senior Advisor, Prize Operations)
  • Terry Fong (NASA: Director of the Intelligent Robotics Group)
  • Vint Cerf (Google: Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist)
  • Jim May (Boeing)
  • Steve Bailey (Redwire: Chief Engineer)
  • More Speakers will be added soon!

“To achieve true sustainability on Mars or anywhere else in deep space, we need to reach beyond the traditional aerospace community to find methods and processes that will not only allow humanity to survive on Mars, but to thrive,” stated Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry.

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
  • Synthetic biology
  • Environmental systems
  • 3-D printing
  • Humans/Machine Interaction

Space is vast, but tickets are limited. Register today!

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

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.

According to Explore Mars, Inc. President Janet Ivey, “Mars is a valuable target and catalyst for all manner of innovation and inventiveness. In the future, we should expect incredible developments and advances from Mars exploration that are going to bring new understanding and new possibilities. Hear from leading Mars experts about the innovations that are in process for the Red Planet during this forum!”

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