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To the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: The Next Step in Space Exploration

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

The successful launch of Artemis I marks the first step toward humankind’s return to the moon in half-a-century, and is vital to the yet more ambitious plan of landing a crew on Mars. Join Brian Greene in conversation with NASA’s Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen and MIT professor Dava Newman as they explore the Artemis mission and its promise to lift humanity to the moon and beyond.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.


Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Dava NewmanAstronautics and Aeronautics Engineer

Dava Newman specializes in investigating human performance across the spectrum of gravity. She is an expert in the areas of extravehicular activity, human movement, physics-based modeling, biomechanics, energetics and human-robotic cooperation.

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Thomas ZurbuchenLead Scientist

From October 2016 until the end of 2022, Thomas Zurbuchen was the Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. The directorate’s stated mission is to find answers to …

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