New Challenges for Planetary Protection

Time: 15:00-16:30
Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

David H. SMITH

Senior Study Director, Space Studies Board – National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

United States of America

Mia BROWN

Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

New Challenges for Planetary Protection

This session provides a unique opportunity for members of the scientific community, emerging space powers, the private sector, and advocates for human space exploration to discuss critical questions in the development of future international planetary protection policies. Is the existing framework for planetary protection policy sufficient for including the interests of new actors? How should the space community organize to develop a new response to meet all of these needs and ambitions? What next steps need to occur if we are to create effective technical and legal planetary protection standards that serve as enablers of space exploration for everyone involved?

Facilitator

Speakers

John D. RUMMEL

Senior Scientist, SETI Institute

Kasthuri VENKATESWARAN

Senior Research Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Eric STALLMER

President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

United States of America

Athena COUSTENIS

Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

France

Hong YANG

Chief Designer, Chinese Space Station

China

Omran SHARAF

Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe) Project Director, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)

United Arab Emirates

Team Germany

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