2010 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Moon, Mars and Beyond
One of the hottest topics of recent years for the manned program at NASA is whether the agency should return to the Moon, where we have already been, or proceed straight to Mars. Central to the subject are thorny issues that relate to science, launch hardware, International competition, national security, shrinking budgets, and political will. Join Hayden Director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he hosts and moderates five experts on space exploration for the tenth annual Asimov Panel Debate.
- Kenneth Ford—Founder and CEO of the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition
- Lester Lyles—United States Air Force (Ret)
- Paul Spudis—Lunar and Planetary Institute
- Steven Squyres—Cornell University
- Robert Zubrin—Mars Society
Host & Moderator
- Neil deGrasse Tyson—Astrophysicist and The Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.