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Jeffrey Hoffman – Lectures in Switzerland


Mars, MOXIE and the Future of Human Exploration

23 September 2019 – EPFL, Lausanne

25 September 2019 – ETH, Zurich

Former NASA Astronaut and Professor Jeffrey Hoffman will discuss some of the challenges involved in exploring Mars, including the need for using local resources to support human exploration (In Situ Resource Utilization, or ISRU). He will describe the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment (MOXIE) that will travel to the surface of Mars on NASA’s Mars2020 rover and will, for the first time ever, demonstrate ISRU on another planet by electrolyzing carbon dioxide from the Mars atmosphere to produce oxygen.

Monday, 23 September 2019

13:30 – 15:00

Room BC 420
EPFL – Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
1015 Lausanne

Free entry

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

11:15 – 12:45

Lecture Hall HG F 30 (Audimax)
ETH Zurich
Main Building
Rämistrasse 101
8092 Zurich

Free entry, registration mandatory