2023 Mars Society Convention to Welcome Honeybee Robotics VP Kris Zacny

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. Kris Zacny, Vice President and Director of Exploration Technology at Honeybee Robotics, will address the 26th Annual International Mars Society Convention (October 5-8 at Arizona State University) about robotic space exploration and mining.

Honeybee Robotics is a prominent R&D engineering company that creates advanced robotic systems for the most demanding environments and applications, both on Earth and in space. Industries served include spacecraft, planetary exploration, defense robotics, medical devices, mining, oil and gas, and utility infrastructure.

Dr. Zacny’s interests focus on space mining, In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), extraterrestrial drilling and sampling, and planetary geotechnical engineering. Previously, he managed mining projects and production in South Africa.

Dr. Zacny earned a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Geotechnical Engineering, a M.E. from UC Berkeley in Petroleum Engineering, and B.Sc. cum laude from the University of Cape Town in Mechanical Engineering. He also has over 15 NASA New Technology Records and three NASA Group Achievement Awards.

For additional details about the 2023 International Mars Society Convention, including online registration, call for papers, and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit our web site at: www.marssociety.org. A list of confirmed speakers will also be posted in the near future.