Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

International Space Station and Mars Conference at George Washington University

Your orbiting science lab is open for business.
by Staff Writers
Beverly MA (SPX) Jan 13, 2011
Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce a two-day conference called "The International Space Station and Mars" (ISSMars-DC). This conference will take place on April 6-7, 2011 at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

ISSMars-DC will focus extensively on how the International Space Station can be used to advance exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit - specifically to Mars. Speakers and panelists will include some of the most prominent experts from NASA, industry, and the ISS international partnership.

"ISS will be a central part of our human space flight program for at least a decade more," said Explore Mars Executive Director, Chris Carberry. "We hope through this discussion that we can help focus attention on utilizing ISS to advance space exploration beyond low Earth orbit."

ISSMars-DC topics will include:
Policy and Programmatics for Using and Funding ISS Researcs
ISS a research test bed for human factors of going beyond LEO
ISS as a research and test bed and analog platform for Mars
Technologies and Capabilities Needed for Human Mars Mission
Technologies/Capabilities capable of being advanced on ISS
ISS as an operational platform for Mars and other destinations beyond LEO
Commercial Participation in ISS/Mars Efforts: What models might stimulate private activity?

ISSMars-DC is being generously sponsored by the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. ISSMars-DC is also being run in partnership with the National Space Society (NSS) and there will be a followup ISSMars program at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Huntsville, Alabama in May 2011.

According to Rick Zucker, NSS Vice President for Public Affairs, "With the Congress and the Administration having reached consensus on a new direction for our space program, the ISS and Mars outreach programs will address issues that now face our nation's space program as we explore beyond Low Earth Orbit. NSS is very excited about the opportunity to work with Explore Mars, Inc. in this endeavor."

Speakers and panelists for ISSMars-DC already include:
Lori Garver (Deputy Administrator - NASA) Tentative
Dr. James Garvin (Chief Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Dr. John Olson (Director, Directorate Integration Office, ESMD, NASA HQ)
William Gerstenmaier (Associate Administrator for Space Operations, NASA) Tentative
Sam Scimemi (Deputy, International Space Station - NASA Headquarters)
Michael Raftery (ISS Deputy Program Manager - Boeing)
Dr. Edward Hodgson (Technical Fellow at Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems Unit - Hamilton Sundstrand)
Bret Drake (Architect, Exploration Missions and Systems Office - NASA)
Joe Cassady (Business Development Director for Emerging Exploration Technology)
Richard Phillips (President, Phillips and Co.)
Dr. Henry Hertzfeld (Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Space Policy Institute, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington, University
Dr. Steve McDaniel (Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Reactive Surfaces, LTD)

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Registration and conference Information
Station at NASA
Station and More at Roscosmos
S.P. Korolev RSC Energia
Watch NASA TV via Space.TV
Space Station News at Space-Travel.Com

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Deal expands commercial travel to ISS
Vienna, Va. (UPI) Jan 12, 2011
A U.S. company, Space Adventures, says it struck a deal to offer tourists a chance to go to the International Space Station. The arrangement between Space Adventures, the Russian Federal Space Agency and Rocket Space Corporation Energia designates three seats on the Soyuz spacecraft for commercial passengers, the Vienna, Va., company said Wednesday in a release. Space Adventures didn't ... read more

ATM Is Readied For Its February Launch On Ariane 5

ISRO To Launch Two Communication Satellites This Year

Arianespace Will Have A Record Year Of Launch Activity In 2011

2011: The Arianespace Family Takes Shape

Rover Continues To Explore Santa Maria Crater

NASA tries to awaken mars rover

NASA Checking On Rover Spirit During Martian Spring

Rover Will Spend Seventh Birthday At Stadium-Size Crater

Lunar water may have come from comets - scientists

Moon Has Earth-Like Core

The Hunt For The Lunar Core

Rocket City Space Pioneers Announce Partnership With Solidworks

Mission To Pluto And Beyond Marks 10 Years Since Project Inception

Kuiper Belt Of Many Colors

Reaching The Mid-Mission Milestone On The Way To Pluto

Planet Affects A Star's Spin

Kepler Mission Discovers Its First Rocky Planet

NASA spots tiny Earth-like planet, too hot for life

The Final Frontier

Indonauts Must Wait For A Better Rocket

Canada says it could build launch rockets

ISRO Scanning Data For GSLV Flop

J-2X Turbomachinery Complete

China Builds Theme Park In Spaceport

Tiangong Space Station Plans Progessing

China-Made Satellite Keeps Remote Areas In Venezuela Connected

Optis Software To Optimize Chinese Satellite Design

NASA Radar Reveals Features on Asteroid

A Look Into Vesta's Interior

Dawn Has A Consistent 2010

Asteroid Itokawa Sample Return

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement