SETI [ASTRO] Mars-News/ Mars Society Special Bulletin #20 (fwd)


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
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>Mars Society Special Bulletin #20
>July 21, 1999
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>PRELIMINARY AGENDA OF SECOND INTERNATIONAL MARS SOCIETY CONVENTION RELEASED
>
>The preliminary agenda of the Second International Mars Society convention
>has now been released. The conference, which will last four days, includes
>over 130 papers as well as numerous panels, plenary talks and workshops. The
>conference will be held in the University Memorial Center (UMC) of the
>University of Colorado at Boulder, August 12-15, 1999. Close to 1,000
>people are expected to attend, making the convention the largest gathering
>of Mars Explorers in history. Registration costs $180 ($50 for students),
>and can be accomplished at the Mars Society website at www.marssociety.org.
>
>The complete preliminary Agenda is given below. Updates will be posted on
>the Mars Society website as they are received.
>
>
>** Wednesday, August 11, 1999 **
>Early registration and check-in, location to be announced
>
>
>** Thursday, August 12, 1999 **
>
>8:00 a.m. -- Conference check-in and registration
>
>9:00 a.m. -- Opening Plenary - Robert Zubrin
>10:00 a.m. -- New Evidence for Ancient Martian Life in Martian Meteorites-
>Everett Gibson
>11:00 a.m. -- Report from Devon Island: The Mars Arctic Research Station
>Project - Pascal Lee
>
>12:00 p.m. -- Break
>
>== Track 1A Concepts for Privately Funded Mars Exploration (1) ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Ron Jones - Commercially Driven Strategies for Human
>Exploration
>1:30 p.m. -- G. Michael Grote - Project Pilgrim
>2:00 p.m. -- Mike Kaufhold - From Boosters to Owners of the Mars Adventure
>2:30 p.m. -- Stewart Money - Privately Financing, A Unified Model
>3:00 p.m. -- David Livingston - Ethical Commercialization of Outer Space
>3:30 p.m. -- Thomas Olson - The Case for Mars Funding
>4:00 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 2A Mars and Education ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Tom Becker - Mars Education at the Crossroads
>1:30 p.m. -- Eric Brunsell - MarsLink: Bringing the Excitement of Mars to
>the Classroom
>2:00 p.m. -- Bill Pratt - Proposal for a Mars Education Outreach Program
>2:30 p.m. -- Gabriel F. Rshaid - Mars Society Education Website Design
>3:00 p.m. -- John Taylor - Mars Education by the Children's Design
>Collective
>3:30 p.m. -- Marianne Dyson - Student Opportunities on NASA's KC-135
>4:00 p.m. -- Brian Jacobson - Presenting Mars to School Children
>4:30 p.m. -- Larry Payne - The Frontier of Mars as an Agriscience Classroom
>5:00 p.m. -- Robert Strong - The Mars Bottle-The First Interactive Student
>Research Project
>5:30 p.m. -- Susan Stiff - The "Yes I Can" Approach to Mars in the Classroom
>
>== Track 3A Piloted Mars Mission Design ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Derek Shannon - The Caltech Mars Society Mission Plan
>1:30 p.m. -- Bruce MacKenzie - One Way to Mars/A Permanent Settlement
>2:00 p.m. -- S. Fred Singer - PH-D Proposal - A Mission to Phobos & Deimos
>2:30 p.m. -- Bruce Lusignan - Exploring Mars: The Ares Payload Service
>3:00 p.m. -- Clark and Chambers - Are Humans or Machines the Greater
>Limiting Factor
>3:30 p.m. -- Stan Borowski - Artificial Gravity Vehicle Design
>4:00 p.m. -- Bruce Lusignan - Single Step to Orbit
>4:30 p.m. -- Charles Martin Reynerson - Modeling Mars-Earth Logistic and
>Transfer
>5:00 p.m. -- John Strickland - Strategic Thinking for Manned Mars
>Exploration
>5:30 p.m. -- Edwin Strickland III - Unmanned Mars Missions - Complimentary
>to Manned
>
>== Track 4A Reaching the Public ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Kristen Boekhoff - Getting Involved: No Experience Necessary
>1:30 p.m. -- Jim Beyer - Looking Back from the Trenches, Chapter Report
>2:00 p.m. -- Peter Perrine - Race to Settle Mars - a Survey of Public
>Opinion
>2:30 p.m. -- Jim Burk - Becoming an Internet Superpower
>3:00 p.m. -- Brad Jarvis - Parallel Computer - a Mars Society Organizational
>Scheme
>3:30 p.m. -- Kathleen Bohne - Pioneers of the New Millenium
>4:00 p.m. -- Rene Schaad - The Great Robot Race - proposed task force
>4:30 p.m. -- Randall Severy - Building a Virtual Organization on the
>Internet
>5:00 p.m. -- Jim Burk - Mars News.com
>5:30 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 5A The Mars Arctic Research Station ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Kurt Micheels - Design of M.A.R.S. (Mars Arctic Research
>Station)
>2:00 p.m. -- G. Mungus & B. Smith - A Minimum Cost Proposal for the Mars
>Arctic Research Station
>2:30 p.m. -- James Rice - Approaches to Field Geology Issues
>3:00 p.m. -- Nicholas Vandapel - EVA Robotic Assistant at the Haughton Base
>
>== Special Event - Arctic Task Force Workshop
>3:30 p.m. -- Workshop with Kurt Micheels & Pascal Lee
>
>== Evening Activities ==
>
>6:00 p.m. -- Reception
>
>8:00 p.m. -- Public Panel - "Mars in Myth, Media , Reality, and the Future"
>Co-sponsored by Planetary Society, open to non-registered guests.
>R. Zubrin, K. S. Robinson, L. Friedman
>
>10:00 p.m. -- Conference closes for the night
>
>
>** Friday, August 13, 1999 **
>
>8:00 a.m. -- Conference check-in and registration
>
>9:00 a.m. -- Plenary Talk - Mars: Red or Green, K.S. Robinson
>10:00 a.m. -- Special Guest Speaker
>11:00 am -- Exploring Mars with Balloons, Jack Jones, JPL
>11:30 a.m. -- Playing Our Way to the Future, Virginia Postrel, editor,
>Reason Magazine
>
>12:00 p.m. -- Break
>
>== Brown Bag Seminar - Calculating Orbital Mechanics - Kelsey Lynn ==
>
>== Track 1B Concepts for Privately Funded Mars Exploration ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Justin Talbot-Stern - Think Mars: Business Concept for
>Exploration
>1:30 p.m. -- Stewart Money - Dying to Get to Mars
>2:00 p.m. -- Michael Bosch - Sponsoring Contracts for Privately Funded
>Missions
>2:30 p.m. -- Alan Lawrence - Financing Mars with Viewing Rights
>3:00 p.m. -- Adrian Hon (presented by John McKnight) - Selling Space and
>Paying for Mars
>3:30 p.m. -- Fred Kelly, MD - Funding for Mars, a New Approach
>4:00 p.m. -- Thomas Wray - A Cost Free Mars Mission
>4:30 p.m. -- David Livingston - The Obstacles to Financing New Space
>Industry
>5:00 p.m. -- Declan O'Donnell - The Problem of Governance Prior to Landing
>on Mars
>5:30 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 2B Human Factors in Mars Exploration ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Jonathan Stabb - Optimal Mars Crew: Did We Select the Right
>Stuff?
>1:30 p.m. -- Marilyn Dudley-Rowley - Dysfunctional Behavior and Performance
>2:00 p.m. -- Abigail Alling - Human Factors Observations during 1991-1993
>Biosphere stay
>2:30 p.m. -- Randall Wight - Crew Selection for Long Distance Flights
>3:00 p.m. -- Stephen Braham - Crew Communication and Collaboration on Mars
>Missions
>3:30 p.m. -- Roy Iutzi-Mitchell - Anthropological Insights from Indigenous
>People
>4:00 p.m. -- Julian Jamison - Assigning and Trading Tasks
>4:30 p.m. -- Anthony Griffith - Human Exploration Operations Team
>5:00 p.m. -- Chris Struble - The Mars Challenge: Adventure Model for Crew
>Selection
>5:30 p.m. -- Brian Joyal - Lowering Costs through Integrated Design Teams
>
>== Track 3B -- Advanced Propulsion ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Robert Forward & Gerald Nordley - Mars-Earth Rapid
>Interplanetary Tethers
>1:30 p.m. -- continued
>2:00 p.m. -- Stan Borowski - Nuclear Propulsion
>2:30 p.m. -- James Lawler - Electrical Propulsion
>3:00 p.m. -- Erv Baumann - Interplanetary Mass Transit on Skyhooks
>3:30 p.m. -- Metzger & Landis - Multi-bounce Laser based Solar Sails
>4:00 p.m. -- Bruce MacKenzie - Allemande to the Stars/Bootstrapping Space
>4:30 p.m. -- Derek Shannon - Caltech Design applied to Solar System
>Exploration
>5:00 p.m. -- John Purvis - A Space-rated Pony Express
>5:30 p.m. -- David Plachta - Mass Savings to Zero Boil-off Cryogen Storage
>
>== Track 4B Building a Base on Mars ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Gary Fisher - Torus or Dome
>1:30 p.m. -- William Dempster - Airtight Sealing of a Mars Base
>2:00 p.m. -- Giorgio Gaviraghi - Modular Construction System
>2:30 p.m. -- Thomas Gangale - Rabbits on Mars: One Giant Leap
>3:00 p.m. -- Carmen Julia Vence - Urban Project of an Experimental City
>Design
>3:30 p.m. -- Robert Woolley - Water-weight Pressurized Habs
>4:00 p.m. -- David Blersch - Preliminary Design for a Wastewater Treatment
>System
>
>==Special Session -- Biospheric Design ==
>4:30 p.m. -- John Allen - Stages in Developing the Biosphere
>5:00 p.m. -- Mark Van Thillo - Technical Considerations of a Biosphere
>System
>5:30 p.m. -- Mark Nelson - Subsurface Flow Wetland Systems for Wastewater
>
>== Special Event -- Teacher Education Certification Workshop ==
>1:00 p.m. Workshop with Tom Becker, R. Zubrin, D. Scott, and others,
>continues throughout the afternoon
>
>== Special Event - Political Action Task Force Workshop ==
>1:00 p.m. Workshop with Brian Frankie and Bob Kopp, continues throughout the
>afternoon
>
>== Evening Activities ==
>
>6:00 p.m. -- Break
>
>8:00 p.m. -- Panel Discussion, "Life in the Extreme," with C. McKay, E.
>Gibson, P. Boston, J. Hiscox
>
>9:00 p.m. -- Panel Discussion, "What Kind of Mars do we Want?" with C.
>McKay, R. Zubrin, K.S. Robinson, others
>
>10:00 p.m. -- Conference closes for the night
>
>
>** Saturday, August 14, 1999 **
>
>8:00 a.m. -- Conference check-in and registration
>
>9:00 a.m. -- Larry Lemke, The Mars Airplane Mission
>9:40 a.m. -- Peter Smith, Update on Mars Polar Lander
>10:20 a.m. -- James Cameron - A Filmmakers View of Mars
>11:00 a.m. -- Planetary Society Panel Discussion - "Mars; Past, Present and
>Future," Lou Friedman, chair
>
>12:00 p.m. -- Break
>
>== Brown Bag Seminar - Mars Engineering Simulation Project and Mars Direct
>Animation Demonstration ==
>12:00 p.m. -- Seminar with Francis Govers III
>
>== Special Event - Student Membership Workshop ==
>12:00 p.m. -- Workshop with Margarita Marinova
>
>== Track 1C -- Use of Martian Resources ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Brain Frankie & R. Zubrin - The Mars Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
>Freezer
>1:30 p.m. -- P. Mueller & Plachta - Cryogenic Propellant Production
>Demonstration
>2:00 p.m. -- Jonathan Greenspon - Earth Constructs and In-situ Habitations
>2:30 p.m. -- Jeffrey Scarbrough - Water on Phobos and Deimos
>3:00 p.m. -- Bruce Mackenzie - The Vaults of Mars: Building with Local
>Resources
>3:30 p.m. -- Lowell Wood - Wet Mars: Plentiful Martian Water
>4:00 p.m. -- Erv Baumann - A Water Pipeline System for the Lowlands
>4:30 p.m. -- Gus Frederick - Martian Lavatubes, Revisited
>5:00 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 2C -- The Scientific Exploration of Mars ==
>1:00 p.m. -- James Rice - Cascading Lakes and Spillways
>1:30 p.m. -- Derek Shannon - Southern Polar Region/Mars Global Surveyor
>results
>2:00 p.m. -- Edwin Strickland III - Hidden Treasures: Mars Global Surveyor
>results
>2:30 p.m. -- J.E. Brandenburg - New Mars Synthesis and Landing in N-S
>3:00 p.m. -- Kevin Hand - Advantages and Difficulties of Astronomy from Mars
>3:30 p.m. -- Sean T. McGill - Massively Arrayed Robotic Search
>4:00 p.m. -- Bill Farrand - Survey of Economic Ore Deposits on Mars
>4:30 p.m. -- Matt Jardin - Guidance System for an Autonomous Mars Plane
>5:00 p.m. -- D. Theobold et al - Astronaut Assistant Rover
>5:30 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 3C -- Law and Government on Mars ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Declan O'Donnell - A Traditional Governance for Mars Venues
>1:30 p.m. -- Gareth Lindsay-Noble - Ecological Colonization and Governance
>2:00 p.m. -- Eric Carlstrom - Society & Government: Avoiding the Same
>Mistakes
>2:30 p.m. -- Ron Pisaturo - First on Mars Should Own It
>3:00 p.m. -- Wayne White - The Implications of Real Property Rights on Mars
>3:30 p.m. -- Joe Rogers - Space Action
>4:00 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 4C -- Power for Mars Exploration ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Robert Cataldo - The Importance of Nuclear Power on Mars
>1:30 p.m. -- David Allred - Solar Thermal Options for Mars
>2:00 p.m. -- Jeff Wead - Mars Surface Power Options
>2:30 p.m. -- Paul-Francois Paradis - Radiometric Mills as a Renewable Energy
>Source
>3:00 p.m. -- Robert Woolley - Fusion Powered Mars Vehicles
>3:30 p.m. -- William Hensley - Human Powered Vehicles on Mars
>4:00 p.m. -- Ed Bixby - High Frequency Digital Surface Communications
>4:30 p.m. -- John McGowan - Video Technologies on Mars
>5:00 p.m. -- Charles Barnes et al - The Reliability of Microelectronics,
>etc. on Mars
>5:30 p.m. -- Mike Kretsch - A Study of Ballistic Resistivity
>
>== Track 5C -- Philosophical and Historical Implications of Mars Settlement
>==
>1:00 p.m. -- Athena Andreadis - Biological and Cultural Colonization of Mars
>1:30 p.m. -- Rev. James Heiser - Be Fruitful & Multiply - Divine Creation
>and Mars
>2:00 p.m. -- McKnight & Waterton - Kaseido - The Martian Way
>2:30 p.m. -- Rene Schaad - A Pessimists Argument for Going to Mars
>3:00 p.m. -- Marilyn Dudley-Rowley - How Mars Movement can Achieve Solar
>System Exploration
>3:30 p.m. -- Bill Smith - The History of Exploration Trading Companies
>4:00 p.m. -- James Barnard - Where do we Go from Here?
>4:30 p.m. -- Mary Turzillo - A Language for Martians
>5:00 p.m. -- Rev. Dr. Marc Wessels - Religious Values & the Martian Venture
>
>== Special event: Mars Society Steering Committee Meeting ==
>1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
>
>== Evening Activities ==
>
>6:00 p.m. -- Banquet
>
>8:00 p.m. -- Open Mike Membership Meeting
>
>11:00 p.m. -- Conference closes for the night
>
>
>** Sunday, August 15, 1999 **
>
>8:00 a.m. -- Conference check-in and registration
>
>9:00 a.m. -- Chris McKay - Life on Mars: Past, Present and Future
>10:00 a.m. -- Buzz Aldrin - Mars: The View from Apollo 11
>11:00 a.m. -- Robert Haynes Memorial Panel on the Ethics of Terraforming
>C. McKay, Chair. other guests to be announced
>
>12:00 p.m. -- Break
>
>== Track 1D -- Medical Issues in Human Mars Exploration ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Tam Czarnik - Implementing Mars Direct: A Physicians
>Perspective
>1:30 p.m. -- Marsh Cuttino - Martian Emergency Medical Crises Management
>2:00 p.m. -- Sally Silverstone - What's for Dinner? Nutritional &
>Psychological Lessons from Biosphere
>2:30 p.m. -- Randall Chambers - Flight Simulation and Research on the
>effects of Acceleration
>3:00 p.m. -- Arthur Fleischer - Manned Mission - Diagnostic Sonography
>3:30 p.m. -- O'Saben & Swanson - The Effects of Upright Lower Body Negative
>Pressure
>4:00 p.m. -- Andrew Blaber - Mars Environment Simulator
>4:30 p.m. -- end of track
>
>== Track 2D -- Terraforming Mars ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Margarita Marinova - Calculating Temperature using Different
>Terraforming Methods
>1:30 p.m. -- Kimberley Warren - Creating Oasis on Mars
>2:00 p.m. -- Anthony Muscatello - Nuclear and Chemical Aspects of
>Terraforming
>2:30 p.m. -- Gareth Lindsey-Noble - Ecological Colonization of Mars
>3:00 p.m. -- Gary Smith - Bradbarion: Student Designed Terraforming Outpost
>3:30 p.m. -- Sam Burbank - The Value of Rust
>4:00 p.m. -- Alan Mole - Terraforming with 4H-bombs
>4:30 p.m. -- Paul Justus - Operation Green Space
>
>== Track 3D -- Mars Art and Esthetics ==
>1:00 p.m. -- George Smith - Viewing the Martian Sunset
>1:30 p.m. -- Mike Carroll - Mars and the Arts
>2:00 p.m. -- Glen Martin - Mars and Entertainment
>2:30 p.m. -- Jim Hull - Mars, Myth and Mankind
>3:00 p.m. -- end of track
>3:30 p.m. --
>
>== Track 4D -- Timekeeping and Calendar Systems for Use on Mars ==
>1:00 p.m. -- Manfred Krutein - New Martian Timekeeping and Mapping System
>1:30 p.m. -- Leonard Bromberg - Solar Cycle Calendar
>
>== Special Event -- Martian Timekeeping and Calendar System Workshop ==
>2:00 p.m. Workshop with Tom Gangale
>
>== Special Event -- Chapter Activities Workshop ==
>1:00 p.m. Workshop with Kristin Boekhoff and Bruce MacKenzie
>
>== Evening Activities ==
>
>5:00 p.m. -- Closing Plenary - Zubrin, McKay, Lee, et al
>
>6:00 p.m. -- Second Annual Convention of The Mars Society ends
>
>For further information see our website at www.marssociety.org.
>or contact info@marssociety.org
>
>
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