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!
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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.!
10:15am - Opening remarks by Hugh Downs
George Whitesides "Opening Space to All: Virgin Galactic, commercial spaceflight and the future of space exploration"
11:30am - Kip Hodges “Virtually there: the case for collaborative human and robotic exploration”
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
2:45pm - Robert Zubrin “Humans to Mars within a decade”
3:45pm - Kim Stanley Robinson “Re-kindling the dream: to Mars and beyond…” title tentative
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)