Dava Newman

Mars and Beyond: Exploring Today for Tomorrow

Dava Newman

Talk: Mars and Beyond: Exploring Today for Tomorrow

NASA is on a journey to Mars, and we are closer to reaching the Red Planet with human explorers than we have ever been in our history. Across the country, and around the world, NASA and its partners are working right now on the technologies and missions that will enable human “boots on Mars” in the 2030s. We are testing advanced technologies for the next giant leaps of exploration. From solar electric propulsion to cutting edge life support systems, to the first crops grown in space, the journey to Mars is already unfolding in tangible ways across NASA today for tomorrow. Other breakthrough technologies we need are moving from drawing boards to development.

Dava Newman

Dava J. Newman is Deputy Administrator of NASA, and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.