2nd International Mars Sample Return Conference

This conference is scheduled to take place over 2.5 days from April 25-27, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The purpose of this conference is to establish a better understanding of the options for a possible International Mars Sample Return campaign in the next decade, given the 2018 context, to highlight recent accomplishments in Mars exploration that feed forward to Mars Sample Return, and to share international agency and private industry preparatory plans for future Mars missions relating to Mars Sample Return.

The abstract submission deadline is January 25, 2018 5pm CDT. More information is available at:

Travel support may be available for U.S. citizens or legal residents who are selected based on their submitted abstracts.

For questions, please contact:
Brandi Carrier
[email protected]

Student Support

Travel awards are available for up to four undergraduate and graduate students. Students who are U.S. citizens or legal residents, are at least 18 years of age, and are engaged in Mars-related research relevant to Mars Sample Return, are eligible for this program. Applications are due January 25. Selection notification will be in March. Go to: http://mepag.nasa.gov/student.cfm?expand=student

Questions about this program should be directed to Serina Diniega
([email protected]).