Mr. Kevin Hand is a 28-year-old research associate with the Astrobiology Integration Office at NASA Ames Research Center. He is interested in working toward the human exploration of Mars and the search for life in the universe and is particularly interested in the physics of life. At the SETI Institute he worked on the "fraction of planets with life" factor in the Drake equation, specifically on Mars surface reconstructions for selecting future landing sites. Kevin is also very interested in how space technology can better the standard of living for human life here on Earth. He has bachelor's degrees in physics and psychology and hopes to put a few more letters after his name in the coming decade.