The list of distinguished speakers for the opening of the Israeli Mars Society chapter:
1. Parliament Member (PM) Ophir Akunis, Israeli minister of the Science, Technology and Space ministry.
2. Mr Antonio Del Mastro – President of the Italian Mars Society.
3. Mr Yoav Landsman – Principal Systems engineer, SpaceIL.
4. Dr. Reut Sorek-Abramovich, Astrobiologist, The Davidson Institute of Science Education.
5. Ms. Mor Langer-Appel, Science Teacher at Ort Holon of Science, Technology and Leadership, Junior high school. ISU Alumni.
6. Mr. Jeremy Welfeld – Founder & Brewmaster, Jem’s Beer Factory.
7. Mr. Roy Naor – Geology MSc student, Weizmann Institute. ISU Alumni.
8. Mr. Ilan Ben David, CEO Chakratec Ltd. , Energy Storage.
9. Ms. Maya Bartov, PhD student Hebrew University & Meteorologist.
10. Dr. Doron Eisenstadt – COO at TransAlgae Israel ltd.*
11. Mr. Rony Kowalski – Experienced Tech Product Leader, RAD Data Communications. *
* Due to time constraints these presentations were unfortunately, not given.
Topics were diverse and AWESOME:
3. Mars within our generation reach, 5. space & education,6. Beer on Mars, 7. Mars Analogue, 8. Nuclear Rockets, 9. Martian weather – what to expect, 10. Genetically modified Alga and their potential contribution on Mars , 11. Mars in popular culture.
see photos and video clips at אירוע ההשקה