The Mars Society, together with the Planetary Society, held a special forum yesterday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to discuss the current crisis facing America’s space program. Entitled “NASA at a Turning Point: Vibrant Future or Close Up Shop”, the discussion focused on the severe challenges facing NASA’s space exploration, space astronomy and human spaceflight programs.
Participating in the mid-day program were four prominent space policy experts – Dr. Robert Zubrin, Mars Society President, Prof. Jim Bell, Planetary Society President, Prof. Scott Hubbard, former Director of NASA Ames Research Center, and Dr. Heidi Hammel, Executive Vice President of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
To listen to the full audio recording of the Capitol Hill forum, please click here.
The Mars Society would like to express its appreciation to Adam Keiper of The New Atlantis for providing a copy of the audio recording.