Registration for The Humans to Mars Summit 2019 Now Available!

The Humans To Mars Summit (H2M) embodies the core mission of Explore Mars, Inc., which is to advance humanity to the Martian surface by the 2030s. The 2019 Summit will feature a diverse lineup of topics, technologies, breakout sessions, and audience participation that will address the future challenges and progress of human exploration of Mars. Speakers will include high-ranking NASA officials, industry executives, experts from diverse fields (including science, engineering, and policy), representatives from the entertainment industry, international luminaries, and STEM education professionals.

New at H2M 2019:

Venue: National Academy of Sciences Building

Dedicated Networking Time

3 Full Days Of Technical Programming

New & Improved Format


H2M 2019 will present the latest on

  • Apollo Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary
  • Mars science and robotic precursor missions
  • Utilizing the Moon to enable human exploration of Mars
  • Insight, the 2020 Rover, and future science missions
  • Feeding Mars: Agriculture, synthetic biology, 3-D printing
  • Diplomacy, international collaboration, and Mars exploration
  • Living off the land: In-situ resource utilization
  • How the Gateway will be utilized to advance human exploration of Mars Mars
  • The partnership between the entertainment industry and space exploration
  • Innovating our way to Mars

Newly Added Speakers:

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Gioia Massa

NASA KSC

Gioia Massa

Plant Scientist and Project Scientist, NASA KSC

Patrick McClure

DOE, Los Alamos

Patrick McClure

Project Lead, Kilopower Project, Los Alamos

Alexa Ernce

The Weiss School, Palm Beach, Fl.

Alexa Ernce

Student, The Weiss School, Fl.

Tentative Speakers Include:

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Ellen Stoffan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Ellen Stoffan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA, Presenting Via Skype

Penelope Boston

Penelope Boston

Director, NASA's Astrobiology Institute

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Sascha Paladino

Creator, Miles From Tommorrowland

Sascha Paladino

Creator, Miles From Tommorrowland

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

John M. Logsdon

John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Internation Affairs and Founder of GW's Space Policy Institute

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Yvonne Cagle

Former Astronaut, Air Force Flight Surgeon

Yvonne Cagle

Former Astronaut, Air Force Flight Surgeon

Rachael Mann

Founder, #TeachlikeTED & Coauthor, The Martians in Your Classroom

Rachael Mann

Founder, #TeachlikeTED & Coauthor, The Martians in Your Classroom

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Clive Neal

University of Notre Dame

Clive Neal

University of Notre Dame

Steve Mackwell

Universities Space Research Association

Steve Mackwell

Universities Space Research Association

Sonya Gavankar

Newseum

Sonya Gavankar

Director Of Public Relations at Newseum

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautic

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Rebecca Keiser

National Science Foundation

Rebecca Keiser

Head, Office of International Science and Engineering National Science Foundation

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund, & representatives of the Afghan Girls Robot Team

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

Khaled Al Hashmi

UAE Space Agency

Khaled Al Hashmi

Director of Space Missions, Science and Technology, UAE Space Agency

James Garvin

NASA GSFC

James Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

And Many More...

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