Humans to Mars Summit 2019 Launches at D.C.. This Week!


An artist's illustration a manned NASA Orion space capsule in orbit around Mars. The Humans to Mars 2019 conference will discuss the latest efforts to reach the Red Planet this week.

(Picture: © NASA/JSC)

The 2019 Humans to Mars Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (May 14), and also you also are able to watch the conference events reside online. 

The yearly three-day gathering, sponsored by the nonprofit organization Explore Mars, brings together engineers, scientists, professors , government officials and other industry leaders to explore the future struggles and the current progress humanity has left establishing a brand new mission to the Red Planet by the 2030s. will stream the seminar reside here, courtesy of Explore Mars. You can even view it directly via

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will kick off the summit Tuesday morning using a language in 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT), following opening remarks from officials with Research Mars. Afterward, business leaders will talk about the way NASA’s aim to land astronauts on the moon in 2024 can help astronauts get to Mars from the 2030s. Later in the day, NASA officials will present updates about the bureau’s InSight Mars lander. To wrap up the day, Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida provides his remarks about the Red Planet.

Wednesday (May 15) will begin with comments from Hoppy Price, chief engineer of NASA’s robotic Mars exploration program, and SpaceX’s chief Mars development engineer Paul Wooster — we might learn more about SpaceX’s plans for a Mars colony and its own brand new interplanetary vehicle, termed Starship.” That will begin at 8: 50 a.m. EDT (1250 GMT). 

Afterward we’ll hear a keynote address by Mir Sadat, director of the U.S. National Security Council, followed by a panel on space in schooling and the entertainment market. Agents of this Afghan girls’ robotics group may also speak at the conference Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, talks will focus on the way astronauts may live from using resources.

The next and final day of the seminar will start off at 9: 05 a.m. EDT (1305 GMT) using a panel titled Human Health about the Moon and Mars: Keeping Crews Healthy and Productive. The National Security Council Users’ Advisory Group will hold a Q&A session at 10: 40 a.m. EDT (1440 GMT), and which will be immediately followed by a speech regarding blockchain technology. 

These are just some of the highlights to the People to Mars Summit, but there’s plenty more going on which you can watch live online! You can learn more about the entire conference schedule at and tune into live webcasts of talks and panels in the

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