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What: Capitol Hill Briefing: Harnessing the Mandate for Mars
When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.
Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
Explore Mars, Inc. invites you to attend a special briefing/panel discussion entitled, Harnessing the Mandate for Mars, that will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of Congress, congressional staff, policymakers, and the general public are welcome. Seats are limited, so please register as soon as possible.
The United States has talked about sending humans to Mars for decades. Political (bi-partisan), industry, and public support have never been stronger, and the President signed the 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act earlier this year that contained the most comprehensive Mars language to appear in American legislation.
This panel will present a preliminary report on the 5th Mars Achievability and Sustainability Workshop that is being held in Washington, D.C. earlier that same week, and an overview of recent mission architecture concepts, as well as highlight that Mars is an achievable goal that can be sustainable and affordable. The panel will also address the scientific justifications for sending humans to Mars and the robotic precursor missions that need to take place; the strong policy support that this objective commands; and the extraordinary power that Mars exploration has to inspire and motivate students, the country, and the world. The panel will also address how the Moon can be integrated into this process.
There are few issues that have this type of broad-based support in the United States. So why do we still seem to be stalled? Why haven't we started moving aggressively forward toward this goal? This panel will provide an overview of how the United States and our international and industrial partners can work together in order to land humans on Mars by 2033.
former NASA Chief Scientist
former Senior Senate Staffer
Sarag J. Saikia
The briefing/panel discussion will be moderated by Chris Carberry, CEO of Explore Mars!
Pretty obvious to anyone who's read the books, but it's still nice to have some independent confirmation
Heads up, cadets!
It's getting real, yall!