Sam Burbank

Sam Burbank, President 2010-2012

Sam Burbank, President 2010-2012

Sam Burbank is a multiple award-winning filmmaker, writer, and host with dozens television productions to his credit. His films focus on space science, energy, and exploration. Burbank has joined the Haughton Mars Project for three field seasons on Devon Island (1999, 2001, 2003), and crewed in the Mars Desert Research Station in 2002, with each stint becoming a program for National Geographic Television. He recently completed a program for Discovery Channel called Powering the Future.

Burbank studied writing at SFSU. He’s an advanced scuba diver, swing dancer, and loves to cook. Soon after marrying, he and wife Linda rode a motorcycle to the arctic circle.

Burbank contributes to numerous space groups, frequently appears as a speaker at science conferences and universities, and is the president of the Association of Mars Explorers, also known as the Mars Club, a group promoting links between explorers of Mars analog environments.

Burbank is the founder of Inverse Square Films (

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