To the ISS, the Moon, Mars – and then some: A 360° Discussion on Humanity’s Exploration of Our Solar System and Beyond

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 12:00 – 12:30
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom A

While today’s focus is very much on Humanity’s return to the Moon and Mars, we must not forget that there’s much more “out there” to explore, gather knowledge on and learn from.

This distinguished panel will provide a comprehensive, 360° view of the Space Exploration endeavours of today and tomorrow. Starting with a keynote speech by a renowned planetary scientist, the panelists will share views and insights coming from the “user’s”/ institutional perspective, the scientific World and the Space industry – and, of course, from both sides of “the pond”.

The panelists will discuss the far-reaching technologies developed not only for the return to the Moon and our next exploration steps on Mars (rovers, sample returns), but also innovative missions like the exoplanet-exploring CHEOPS and how all of these activities contribute to one common goal: To jointly expand Humanitiy’s footprint throughout our Solar System and even Beyond.

Organized by:

Moderator

Johannes VON THADDEN

Senior Vice President and Head of Business Growth Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space SA

Germany

Speakers

Juan Carlos CORTES

Head of Space, Large Research Infrastructures and Dual Programs, Center of Development for Industrial Technology (CDTI)

Spain

Athena COUSTENIS

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

France

Oliver JUCKENHOEFEL

Senior Vice President On-Orbit Services and Exploration, Airbus Defence and Space

Steve LINDSEY

Vice President of Space Exploration Systems and Former Nasa Astronaut, Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems

United States of America

David PARKER

Director of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency (ESA)

Netherlands (Holland, Europe)

John THORNTON

CEO, Astrobotic Technology, Inc.

United States of America

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