2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Next for NASA: The Journey to Mars

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 6AB
531 E 4th St


NASA’s Journey to Mars is underway. Already, the first steps are being taken – rovers and orbiters are studying the habitability of the Red Planet, astronauts aboard the International Space Station are studying the effects of long-duration stays in space, and the new Orion crew vehicle successfully has completed a test flight 15 times higher than the space station’s orbit. Now, Kennedy Space Center in Florida is transforming into a next-generation spaceport, the world’s most powerful rocket – Space Launch System – is undergoing manufacture and testing, and other advanced new systems are in development. Beginning very soon, increasingly ambitious missions will lead to the first steps on Mars.

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Chris Crumbly at SXSW

Chris Crumbly

Spacecraft/Payload Integration & Evolution Mgr


Chris Crumbly manages the Space Launch System (SLS) Program’s Spacecraft/Payload Integration and Evolution Office, located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In this cap...

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Nujoud Merancy at SXSW

Nujoud Merancy

Orion Mission Planning Lead


As the Mission Planning and Analysis lead for the Vehicle Integration Office, Nujoud is responsible for the sequence of mission events and ensuring Orion's power and thermal systems performance will meet mission needs.

Victor Glover at SXSW

Victor Glover

Astronaut/Commander USN


Victor is a member of the 2013 Astronaut Class and works in Exploration on the Ground Systems for the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft. He has flown over 40 aircraft accumulating over 2000 ...

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Yves Lamothe at SXSW

Yves Lamothe

Lead Systems Engineer


My name is Yves Lamothe, and I am the lead systems engineer for the Ground Systems Development and Operations (GSDO) Program here at Kennedy Space Center playing a lead role in transforming the Flo...

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