Call for Papers for 2013 Mars Society Convention

Mars Society Announcement

February 7, 2013

Call for Papers for 2013 Mars Society Convention

The 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention

August 15-18, 2013, The University of Colorado at Boulder

The Mars Society invites presentations for the 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention. Subjects for discussion can involve all matters associated with the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet, including science, technology, engineering, politics, economics, public policy, etc.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by May 31, 2013 to: The Mars Society, 11111 W. 8th Avenue, unit A, Lakewood, CO 80215 or via email to: abstracts (e-mail submissions are preferred).

Proposed Conference Sessions

  • The search for life on Mars
  • Latest findings from Mars spacecraft
  • Plans for 2013 Mars missions and beyond
  • Curiosity – Research & accomplishments
  • Concepts for future robotic Mars missions
  • Planning for human missions to Mars
  • Advanced space propulsion systems
  • Launch vehicles for Mars exploration
  • Long-range mobility on the Red Planet
  • Life support & biomedical factors
  • Human factors & crew composition
  • In-situ resource utilization
  • Mars agriculture & aquaculture technology
  • ‘The First Martians’ – A permanent Mars colony
  • Terraforming – Creating an ecology for Mars
  • How Mars technology can help life on Earth
  • Technologies for reaching the stars
  • Analog studies relating to Mars exploration
  • The Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)
  • The Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS)
  • Technology to assist human space exploration
  • Entrepreneurial approaches to a Mars mission
  • Benefits of space exploration for humanity
  • Public policy for Mars exploration
  • Privately-funded Mars mission concepts
  • International cooperation & agencies
  • Law, governance & social systems for the Red Planet
  • Why Mars?
  • Philosophical implications for Mars exploration
  • Educating the next generation of ‘Marsonauts’
  • Asteroid missions & mining: A bridge to Mars?
  • Political action and outreach
  • Proposed projects for the Mars Society
  • The University Rover Challenge (URC)
  • Religion & space exploration
  • Phobos & Deimos: Missions to the Martian moons

Additional details about the 2013 Mars Society Convention will be posted online in the coming weeks and months (www.marssociety.org).

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