Elon Musk is set to visit the California Sierra Nevada mountains for a landing on Wednesday, March 17, 2017.
He will also visit the nearby landing site of the Mars rover Curiosity.
The event, which is being billed as “a public gathering of the most influential and visionary minds in space exploration,” will be livestreamed on the SpaceX YouTube channel.
Musk will be joined by former Vice President Joe Biden, former NASA Administrator Bill Gerstenmaier, and retired Vice Admiral John Kirby, a former Navy SEAL and former U.S. Navy chief of naval operations.
The news of the landing was first reported by The Hill.
“We’re working on landing on Mars.
And I’m excited to be on the surface of Mars,” Musk tweeted earlier this month.
“I’m excited for the future.
It’s an exciting time.
And there are so many amazing things going on there.”
The SpaceX landing was announced in November 2017, but it wasn’t announced publicly until January 2018.
SpaceX announced the landing of the rover Mars Science Laboratory 4 in August 2017.
“Mars will never be the same again.
We are thrilled to share this amazing journey with the world,” Musk said in a statement.
The announcement of Musk’s visit to California comes just months after a NASA mission to the moon landed the first person to ever step foot on the moon.
The landing of Opportunity, a robot that reached the surface after the Apollo 11 mission in December 1969, was also notable for a robotic landing.