Michael Laine sits down for a little over an hour interview with James Burk from The Mars Society.
In this episode, James and Michael discuss The Mars Society, current and future projects. James tells us his how he came from Microsoft to now hold his dream job as the Executive Director of The Mars Society. He also talks about how and what the Mars Society will do with their generous grant from the Club for the Future. They also delve into many other topics like Pathfinder, inspiring young people about space and Mars Society's 2022 annual convention in Arizona! He also tells us how integral volunteers are to running the Mars Society, especially the Mars Desert Research Station. Please enjoy this highly informative episode about all things "Mars Society".
James Burk's Bio:
James Burk is the Executive Director of the Mars Society, which is the largest Mars advocacy group in the world. He has volunteered with the Mars Society for over 25 years, and has occupied the role as Executive Director for the past year and a half. James also works on MarsVR, a digital twin VR environment of Mars Desert Research Station in the desert of Utah. He previously had a lengthy career at Microsoft as an engineer and technical project manager.
https://www.marssociety.org/ The Mars Society
This episode was recorded on November 1st & December 12th, 2022.