Last summer, Yuri’s Night teamed up with Explore Mars to celebrate the successful landing of the Curiosity rover at over 50 “landing parties” worldwide. Now, Explore Mars is hosting the “Humans To Mars Summit” (or H2M), a comprehensive conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy related challenges that need to be overcome to send humans to Mars by 2030.
“Our goal is to have one of the most authoritative and diverse Mars exploration conferences ever held,” stated Chris Carberry, Executive Director of Explore Mars. “We will involve key players from NASA and International space agencies, industry (including both established aerospace leaders as well as newer commercial space entities), the science community, and non-traditional players.” Key H2M speakers will include NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, space and science journalist Miles O’Brien, NASA astrobiologist Chris McKay, and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Sound interesting? You’re in luck–Explore Mars is giving a registration discount to all Yuri’s Night followers! Just enter the promotional code ‘YuriMars’ when you register at http://www.h2m.eventbrite.com/ for a 15% discount on all registration categories. H2M will be held from May 6-8 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.