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Saturday, January 17
 

10:00am

Starships 101
The basics of spacecraft design, with a case study taken from the works of David Weber.


Saturday January 17, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Jefferson Davis 1

1:00pm

A Chance to Visit the Red Planet
Mars One has set the goal of sending teams of settlers to Mars beginning in 2024. Come meet some of their candidates and learn more about this exciting program.


Saturday January 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1

2:00pm

The Drive to Succeed: Drive Systems and Gravity in Science Fiction
Getting there and back again all depends on this key area of science. Our expert panel will discuss what works and doesn't, and how to use it for the best science fictional effect.


Saturday January 17, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1

3:00pm

NASA Mars Update
Our favorite NASA expert brings the latest news on exploration of our namesake planet.

Speakers

Saturday January 17, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1

4:00pm

Communicating with Models
One of MarsCon's founders, now a professor of computer science, shares a field of work that connects his two passions.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Turnitsa

Chuck Turnitsa

MarsCon Progenitor
In the waning days of summer, of the year 1965, the third of three massive scout ships – hailing from an obscure little stellar empire past the Crab nebula – reached her destination. The first two ships were lost. One fell victim to curious new radiation unique to our part of... Read More →


Saturday January 17, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1

5:00pm

Nuclear Follies
A nuclear engineer brings you tales gathered from 40 years in the industry, including the best and worst of potential applications.

Speakers

Saturday January 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1
 
Sunday, January 18
 

12:00pm

Space Transportation
What are the possibilites for moving people and materials across the solar system? The galaxy? The universe? Our expert guest looks at the possibilities.

Speakers

Sunday January 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jefferson Davis 1

1:00pm

Money Makes the Worlds Go Around: Technology and Economics Panel
Which economic systems best support breakthroughs? Which get theoretical ideas to the practical finish line? Our panelists discuss how money drives development in both the real world and in science fiction stories.


Sunday January 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Stuart's Redoubt