Updates for October 15: The above video code has been updated for the second day of the 2021 International Mars Social Convention.
The 24th Annual International Mars Social Convention kicks off on Thursday (October 14) and you can watch it all for free online.
Virtual boards are online between Thursday (October 14) and Sunday (October 17), a space advisory group that supports human exploration of Mars. Register here for your ticket (including an optional donation) and view the full schedule at this link.
On Tuesday, the four-day online forum will bring together leading scientists, government policy makers, commercial space executives and space consultants to discuss the latest scientific and technological advances and challenges related to human and robotic exploration and finally red human settlement. The planet Mars, ”the Mars Club said in a statement.
Presentations are zoomed in, and visitors and presenters can network through the mobile application platform Attendance, Conversation, and the collaborative tool Slack & Microsoft Virtual Networks, including the AltSpace VR virtual network and social virtual reality platform.
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According to the Mars Club, here are some special moments that participants can expect:
- Special lecture on “NASA’s Mars Orbit” by Pamela Melroy, Deputy Administrator, NASA;
- Jim Green, NASA’s chief scientist, discusses the future of aerospace exploration on Mars, following a skilled drone mission;
- A live broadcast with crew members from Israel and Austria on the AMADEE-20 Mars prototype;
- Update on NASA’s relentless rover mission by Deputy Project Scientist Katie Stark Morgan;
- Update by Omran Sharaf, Project Manager, Mars Hope Operation, United Arab Emirates;
- A presentation on China’s space program by Joseph Mykelsky, a planetary geologist at the University of Hong Kong
- A story about human space exploration by Jose M. Hernandez, a former NASA astronaut and CEO of Tierra Luna Engineering;
- Chris McKay, a researcher at the NASA Ames Research Center, addresses the formation of Mars;
- Sarah Seeger, an astronomer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses possible biological signatures in the atmosphere of Venus;
- Discussion of NASA’s Titan Dragonfly mission at Elizabeth Turtle’s NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Correction: The Mars Club sent updated information to its initial press release, indicating that the organization is now using AltSpace VR. The article has been updated to reflect this information.