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Planetfest '21: To Mars and Back Again Virtual Conference - Day 1

Calling all space enthusiasts!

NASA’s Perseverance rover, China’s Tianwen-1 lander, and the United Arab Emirates’ Hope orbiter are all arriving at the Red Planet in February. This calls for a global celebration!

Welcome to Planetfest ‘21: To Mars and Back Again. Come learn, celebrate, and explore with us.

Speakers include:

  • Jim Bell, Principal Investigator of Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z
  • Brannon Braga, producer of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
  • Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance
  • Bethany Ehlmann, President of The Planetary Society
  • Abigail Fraeman, Mars Curiosity Deputy Project Scientist
  • Mat Kaplan, Host of Planetary Radio
  • Katie Mack, Cosmologist
  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Derek Muller, Host of Veritasium
  • Hakeem Oluseyi, Astrophysicist
  • Phil Plait, “The Bad Astronomer”
  • Bill Nye, CEO of The Planetary Society
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, Sci-fi author
  • Andy Weir, Sci-fi author

See weblink for registration and conference schedule.


Saturday, 02/13/21


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$30 General, $20 Members

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