Mars Society President Dr. Robert Zubrin and other space experts will be speaking at the Starship Century Symposium on May 21-22 at the University of California at San Diego's Qualcomm Institute to discuss the long-term challenges and opportunities for humanity in space.
During the symposium, a special 'Starship Century: Towards the Grandest Horizon' anthology will be available in limited edition. In it, top scientists and science fiction writers explore the prospects for mankind's future in space, including the development of interstellar spacecraft and interplanetary technologies and economies.
The local FOX News affiliate in Phoenix sent a film crew to visit the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah a few weeks ago to interview and film members of crew 129, better known as 'Team Russia', during their stay in the area.
The special FOX report, which details the Russian crew's two-week field rotation at MDRS, was broadcast yesterday and is now available for viewing online.
Chris Voorhees, Vice President of Spacecraft
Development at Planetary Resources, Inc., will speak about NASA’s Mars
Exploration Rover and Mars Science Laboratory missions, as well as current planning for asteroid mining by Planetary Resources at the 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for August 15-18, 2013 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Voorhees has played an integral role in both
the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) projects. He served as Chief Engineer for mechanical
assembly, integration and testing for NASA’s $2.5 billion MSL rover and was
also responsible for the integrated system design of the MSL rover’s mechanical
and structural sub-systems.
At Planetary Resources, Mr. Voorhees leads the
technical team in implementing the detailed design, development, integration
and operation of the company’s spacecraft line of products.
In addition, Mr. Voorhees received NASA’s
Exceptional Achievement Medal for the design and development of the Mars Exploration
Rover’s mobility system. He graduated
summa cum laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s degree
in Mechanical Engineering.
For more information about the 2013 Mars Society Convention, including registration details, speaker list and sponsorship opportunities, please click here.