On September 26, 2018, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation will host Are We Going to Mars? An Evening With Trailblazers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
The panel will focus on our ability to reach Mars in the near future. The event will bring together panelists who can speak to the practical, theoretical, and business aspects of this landmark achievement. Dr. Ellen Ochoa, the former director of the Johnson Space Center, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of RPI and recipient of the National Medal of Science, Dr. James Gates, renown theoretical physicist and recipient of the National Medal of Science, and Thomas Zelibor, CEO of the Space Foundation, will be participating.
Following the panel, audience members will be able to ask questions of the speakers during an open Q&A session.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend but does not guarantee a seat. Seats will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis to those who have registered. Register in advance!
For those unable to join us in person, the event will be broadcast live on Facebook.