Seminars

Seminars are about the activities, technologies, biology, and much more involved in making life multi-planetary and establishing a permanent human presence on planet Mars. Join us in learning from leaders pioneering the field during MarsU Seminars held each month as 60-minute Zoom Webinars and later uploaded to the MarsU Youtube Channel, unless otherwise noted. See the individual announcements for webinar access details.

Spring 2021

December 18, 2020

Michael Hecht, MIT Haystack Observatory and Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics

The seminar explores the innovation in the materials, environment, and mission requirements to successfully operate robots on the surface of Mars to open up a new frontier for life in the Solar system.

January 20, 2021

Grant Anderson, Cofounder and CEO at Paragon Space Development Corporation

The seminar explores the innovation in the materials, environment, and mission requirements to successfully operate robots on the surface of Mars to open up a new frontier for life in the Solar system.

February 25, 2021

Speakers TBD

This Seminar explores the systems, materials, mission, and significance of the Mars Perseverance rover after the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) on February 18 with presentations from a NASA engineer and scientist.

Host: Jon Clarke

March 11, 2021

Speakers TBD

This Seminar dives into an overview of Proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell designs, materials, and systems to provide abundant clean water and energy for Martian colonists.

Host: Kole Lutz

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