An Evening on Mars...

Join us for Mars City Design™ 1st Annual Fundraising Gala, dedicated to creative visionaires and investors who wish to have the unique, firsthand experience of dining with astronauts and space experts.

Hosted by Vera Mulyani, the Founder & CEO of Mars City Design™ in collaboration with Digital Hollywood, Mars City Design™ has created a Martian themed dinner to give a taste of what dining might be like on Mars. 

Mars City Design™ has teamed up with the Skirball Cultural Center and their award winning Chefs to design and adapt the delicacies of the will experience fresh produce from Martian Farms, Martian Vineyard Wine and vegetarian butchers.

This event is not only meant for the promotion of the the human mission to go to Mars and beyond, but also to revolutionize the idea of life in space and on Mars. Square Roots (by Kimbal Musk), Herbivore Butcher, Mars Farm and other pioneers have begun developing and popularizing this concept, through hydroponic and aquaponic gardens. We will savor this new variation of eating healthy as if we were on another planet! 

As a guest of this Mars experience, you will also get to enjoy the visual entertainment of a HIRES video, by artist Jan Fröjdman.

At the event, we will be unveiling the Mars City project, in the Mojave desert, opening the opportunity for you to be involved in the development of 3D printed, Martian inspired, smart-homes. 

You won't want to miss this special will truly be out of this world! 

Master of Ceremony:

Gray Bright


Mayor Jennifer A Wood


Dave Bearden

General Manager - NASA & Civil Space Programs at The Aerospace Corporation

Loretta Whitesides

Founder Astronaut and Consultant at Virgin Galactic, Founder of Yuri's night, Mentor and Master of Space Jedi.












Performance by:

Jan Fröjdman

Joanna WallFisch








Vera Mulyani

CEO & Founder, Lead Marschitect of Mars City Design™

President of Mars City Foundation.

Executive Director for Spaceport LA


Alpha Rocket !

Powered by RRS

Martian Rocks

Original Mars Meteorite



MAY 2017

Séries & Séries


Hosted by


MAY 25th, 2017

at 6:30PM - 10PM PST

Skirball Cultural Center

Herscher Hall Guerin A

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Spaceport LA MEMBER: $150

(Very Limited Tickets, please RSVP ASAP)




Vera is the CEO and Founder of MARS CITY DESIGN.

Vera comes from multidisciplinary background in master planning in various fields of art; architecture, urban design, filmmaking and storytelling, has made her specialized in conceptual strategy in technology, innovation and business development. Vera contributes her expertise in combining these fields, creating a collaborative competition platform for designing cities for Mars, our next step to settle the Red Planet. Vera is the Master Architect and planner of Mars City Design.



Andrew is from a background in the aerospace and mechanical engineering fields. He previously worked in the private space industry in Europe as a technology developer, project manager and entrepreneur. Among other roles, he worked for 4 years as a specialist at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands where he supported the development of space missions, including significant contributions to future lunar and Mars landers as well as the VEGA launch vehicle. More recently he was Director of Technical Operations for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, where he was responsible for selecting and managing the panel of independent judges, communicating technical aspects of the prize to the space industry and the general public. Andrew holds a Ph.D and bachelors degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters degree in Space Studies from the International Space University.



Norris Tie currently works at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems as an air-breathing propulsion engineer. He graduated from UCLA Class of June 2014 in aerospace engineering. He is passionate about both aerospace and entrepreneurship. He served as President of UCLA's Technical Entrepreneurial Community (TEC) and founded UCLA's Entrepreneurship Council, which now has around 20 organizations, ranging from the Law School, Anderson School of Business, Startup UCLA, and student groups like TEC. He also participated in UCLA's Rocket Project as safety officer and the UCLA ELFIN cubesat project. In his spare time, he is learning to build rockets. He is interested in anything that moves humans faster around the world and/or through space, namely rockets and high speed propulsion engines. 



Monica is a managing partner at LightSpeed Innvations, an aerospace accelerator. Monica has over 22 years of experience in the technology and aerospace industries; with expertise in technology R&D, product development, strategic partnerships, and innovation strategy.  She frequently advises high-tech start-ups and corporations on their business and technology strategies.   As part of the steering committee for the Wharton Angel Network and Wharton Aerospace Ventures, Monica works actively with investors and entrepreneurs.  Monica holds both BSEE and MSEE degrees from the University of Southern California, a Systems Engineering certificate from the California Institute of Technology, and an MBA from The Wharton School. She currently holds a faculty position at The Wharton School.



Curtis is an Aerospace Systems Engineer with a passion for space. He has more than 10 years experiences in designing, managing, and executing engineering projects and have both technical and management experiences. Curtis earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he is ready to making ideas, people, hardware into space.
Curtis specialities: Systems Engineering, Analysis, Design, SysML, Problem Solving, Space Industry, Coding, MatLab, Python, JMP, Communicating in Japanese