The next face-to-face Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) meeting scheduled for Wednesday-Friday, April 15-17, 2020 (#38). This meeting will be held at the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View (Arlington, VA).

The main foci of this MEPAG meeting are preparation for the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey and the current state of Mars exploration plans within NASA and other space agencies. Agenda items are expected to include updates about:

  • Recent MEPAG activities, including Decadal Survey preparations
  • The Mars Exploration Program, including plans for Mars Sample Return
  • Ongoing and planned Mars missions, domestic and international
  • Human Exploration and Commercial Space future access to Mars
  • The status of the ongoing Mars Architecture Strategy Working Group