Mars: Exploration and Settlement
The Mars Exploration and Settlement Symposium will cover a range of topics pertaining to human exploration of Mars including the latest thinking on how to affordably start a program of human exploration and how to expand to settlement. Other talks address the landing sites for a human base on Mars, as well as work to develop the space suits and habitats that will be needed to support humans on Mars. The session will also feature presentations on innovative projects that engage a wide community in the exploration experience using virtual reality.
Mars in Our Time – Robert Zubrin, president and founder of The Mars Society
Low cost Mars Exploration – Hoppy Price of JPL
Panel Discussion: Reducing the cost of Mars exploration and settlement; SpaceX – moderated by Larry Lemke, NASA veteran
Noctis Landing, A landing and base site for humans on Mars – by Pascal Lee, Mars Institute
Why we need to search for life on Mars before we send people and how to do it – by Carol Stoker, NASA Ames
JPL Mars VR project for mission operations – by Victor Luo, NASA JPL
HP Mars Home Planet: designing a future human civilization on Mars, in virtual reality – Sean Young of Hewlett Packard
Cal Poly Pomona NASA X-Hab Project (2017-2018) – review by Michael Fox, Marc Schulitz, Mikhail Gershfeld, Tracy Gill and Marc Cohen, Cal Poly
Inflatable habitats tested in North Dakota – by Pablo deLeon, University of North Dakota
The MarsSuit Project: review and accomplishments to date – by Lawrence Kuznetz, UC Berkeley and NASA veteran
Regolith Processing using ERUPT: the Exhaust Recovery Utilization Processing Tool – by Patrick Anselmo Donovan, SpaceDecentral
HCOM: Human Colonisation of Mars – by Banerjee and Neogy, Students at Kolkata University
Hitch Hikers to the Galaxy Super Grand Slam – by Makoto Hoshino, President of Hitch Hikers to the Galaxy Inc.