NASA’s Howard Hu to Speak on Artemis Plans at Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is excited to announce that Howard Hu, the Orion Program Director at NASA, will be a plenary speaker at the 27th Annual International Mars Society Convention, taking place at the University of Washington from August 8-11, 2024. Hu will discuss NASA’s Artemis plans for lunar exploration and beyond.

As the leader of the Orion Program, Mr. Hu oversees the development of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which is designed for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit. He plays a crucial role in coordinating the spacecraft’s development and integration with other Artemis program components, including the Gateway and Human Landing Systems.

With three decades of experience at NASA, Mr. Hu brings a wealth of expertise to his role. He has served in various leadership positions within the Orion Program, including deputy manager and manager of avionics, power, and software. Before joining Orion, he contributed to NASA’s human exploration initiatives, the International Space Station, and the Space Shuttle Program.

Mr. Hu is a graduate of the University of Washington (Seattle), where he earned both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Throughout his career, he has been recognized with numerous awards for his outstanding leadership and contributions to space exploration.

For more information about the 2024 International Mars Society Convention and how to participate or serve as a volunteer or sponsor, please visit our website at www.marssociety.org.