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Mars Society Banquet to Include Live Skype Session with Mars 160 Crew

September 10, 2016

As part of its 19th Annual International Mars Society Convention, the Mars Society will be hosting a special banquet on Saturday, September 24th from 7:00-11:00pm at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Considered the highlight of the annual four-day Mars Society conference, the evening will involve a number of exciting and timely talks and presentations, including:

+ A Q&A session about National Geographic’s new MARS series with Executive Producer Justin Wilkes, President, RadicalMedia. Moderating the conversation will be veteran space journalist Leonard David.
+ A keynote banquet talk with Dr. S. Pete Worden, Former Director, NASA Ames Research Center,  & Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation — The Breakthrough Initiatives: Life in the Universe.
+ A live update from the crew of the Mars 160 mission (via Skype) from the Mars Desert Research Station, just hours prior to beginning their 80-day simulation in Utah.
+ Remarks by Mars Society President & Founder Dr. Robert Zubrin.

The session will be live streamed at the following URL:

To learn more about the 2016 Mars Society convention, including registration details and the complete program itinerary, please visit our web site.