Experts to Debate Our Future Destinations in Space at SSI Event Sunnyvale on Friday

Experts will debate whether humans should go to the moon, Mars or asteroids at a Space Studies Round Table in Sunnyvale, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 29.
 
 
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Oct. 28, 2010 - PRLog -- The question of where humanity should go next in space will be the topic of a round table on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel.

“Moon, Mars, Asteroids: Where to Go First for Resources?” will bring together some of the world’s top experts to debate our next step in the settlement of space. The round table, sponsored by the Space Studies Institute, will be held from 7:00 to 10 p.m., including a post-debate reception. Admission to the round table is free to registered conference attendees and the general public.

Moderated by NASA Ames Director Pete Worden, the discussion will feature:

Dr. Mike A’Hearn, University of Maryland, Dept. of Astronomy
Mark Sonter, Asteroid Enterprises Pty Ltd
Dr. John Lewis, Space Studies Institute
Dr. Greg Baiden, Penguin Automated Systems
Dr. Paul Spudis, Lunar and Planetary Institute
Jeff Greason, XCOR Aerospace

The round table is part of SSI’s Space Manufacturing 14: Critical Technologies for Space Settlement conference, which will be held in Sunnyvale and at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View from Oct. 29-31. The conference will bring together scientists and entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley to help plan humanity’s future on the high frontier.

Speakers will present a wide range of research topics, including affordable space transportation, extraterrestrial prospecting, lunar and asteroidal manufacturing processes, robotics and tele-operations, closed environment life support systems, space solar power and energy, and off-planet property rights.

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About the Space Studies Institute

Dr. Gerard K. O’Neill founded the Space Studies Institute’s mission is to open the energy and material resources of space for human benefit within our lifetime. SSI is committed to creating the technological links to make space settlement possible.
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