One-Day Symposium - The Future of Humans in Space

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One-Day Symposium - The Future of Humans in Space

Time: October 26, 2012 all day
Location: Airing LIVE on SAGAN from Arizona State University
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Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Beyond Center, Arizona State University
Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2012

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LIVE on SAGAN Friday October 26th - Join us for a live exclusive broadcast of the Beyond Center at ASU's one day symposium on The Future of Humans in Space!  

Air times are US Pacific.

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and the School of Earth and Space Exploration invite you to a one-day special symposium to explore in depth the challenge of human space exploration. Guest speakers include George Whitesides of Virgin Galactic, Robert Zubrin ofMars Direct fame, science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson and experienced astronaut Andrew Thomas, plus ASU faculty.

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 | Time: 10am - 6pm

Where: For those not at ASU, watch the event LIVE on S.A.G.A.N.!


    Session 1: 
    10:15am - Opening remarks by Hugh Downs

George Whitesides "Opening Space to All:  Virgin Galactic, commercial spaceflight and the future of space exploration"

    Session 2: 
    11:30am - Kip Hodges “Virtually there: the case for collaborative human and robotic exploration”

    Session 3: 
    12:30pm - Panel discussion 1 : “Small steps, big results: how to leverage our investment in space” including Kip Hodges, Lawrence Krauss, Sam Lawrence, Andrew Thomas (Paul Davies to Chair)

    LUNCH BREAK: 1:15 - 2:45pm - Not provided

    Session 4: 
    2:45pm - Robert Zubrin “Humans to Mars within a decade”

    Session 5: 
    3:45pm - Kim Stanley Robinson “Re-kindling the dream: to Mars and beyond…” title tentative

    Session 6: 
    5:15pm - Panel Discussion 2: “Wilder ideas – one-way missions, warp drives, starships…” including Paul Davies, Kim Stanley Robinson, Sara Walker, Robert Zubrin (Ed Finn to Chair)

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Comment by Adam Stevens on October 25, 2012 at 6:58am

This looks amazeballs, will definitely be watching!

Comment by Bryce Carande on October 24, 2012 at 11:04pm

i will be there for reals!

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