Welcome To The Mars Society Convention at Stanford

August 23-26, 2001

Hi Everyone,

While I was busy with volunteer work, and presenting, I did manage a very few pictures from the conference. Sorry, no pictures from presentations. I wish I had taken more, the Stanford campus was beautiful.

Tuesday, August 21, 2001

Leaving Kinkos

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Evening in Palo Alto, leaving the nearest Kinkos to Stanford on California St. Transparencies for my talk on Thursday are done, and handouts duplicated.

Wednesday, August 22, 2001

Early Registration

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Governor’s Corner is the location for this evening’s early registration. Weather this evening is wonderful, clear. Temperature is just right.

Thursday, August 23, 2001

Reception: Lagunita Courtyard

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A mariachi band entertained the Mars Society under pleasant surroundings at the courtyard reception.

Friday, August 24, 2001

Michigan Mars Rover

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The Michigan Mars Rover is parked outside of Dinkelspiel Auditorium. In the foreground on the pavement you can see helpful directions to find other parts of the conference.

Saturday, August 25, 2001

On the way to 420

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On the way to Building 420 for the auditorium one may pass through the Stanford Quad. The chapel is at a central location in the quad.

Sunday, August 26, 2001

Hoover Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle

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Imagine: From our underground bunker at the Annenberg Launch Complex, the HHLLV ignition is the first step of the Mars mission. Or: Taken in the Shadow of Stanford’s Hoover Tower near the entrance to Annenberg Auditorium in the morning.

Annenberg Lobby

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We have just opened the lobby this morning, and the bookstore from Univelt Publishers and other exhibits await visitors.