Human Journey to Mars Forum

April 28, 2017  10:00am – 12:00pm
Envision Center (STEW B001)

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University is hosting the Human Journey to Mars Forum on Friday, April 28, 2017.

In the forum, there will be a poster session along with Virtual Reality Experience of a Pioneering Martian Base. (10 AM–12 PM EDT, Friday, April 28 in ENVISION CENTER)

In the forum, Purdue students will present a conceptual design of a “pioneering” base that can support about 50 persons on Mars with incremental buildup of capabilities. The pioneering base is similar to the “winter-over” scenario of Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. The pioneering base can help establish a strong foothold on the Red Planet, after which a long-term colony can be established and operated with gradual reduction of “routine” support and supplies from Earth. (1–3 PM EDT, Friday, April 28 in FOWLER HALL)

In the following event, Mr. Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate will talk about NASA’s ongoing plans of deep space exploration during the seminar titled, “Orchestrating the Movement of Humans into Deep Space.” Mr. Gerstenmaier will talk about how NASA, commercial partners, academia, and international partners can work together in the exploration of deep space. (3–4 PM EDT, Friday, April 28) in FOWLER HALL)

The event will be streamed live (except the poster and virtual reality experience) at: Please feel free to share the streaming details with your colleagues in your organization or through social media.

Originally posted: April 27, 2017  3:07pm