Planetary Protection for the Future: Science, Exploration, and Commerce

Time: 11:30-13:00
Room: 146A
Format: Panel Discussion

Organizers

Mia BROWN

Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

David H. SMITH

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

United States of America

Planetary Protection for the Future: Science, Exploration, and Commerce

This session provides an opportunity for representatives of space agencies and the private sector to discuss what activities are on-going and needed to support evolving planetary protection standards to enable future spaceflight ambitions. Are current research activities sufficient to meet the needs of all interested parties? How should the space community organize itself to develop the necessary scientific and technical knowledge required to support policies enabling ambitious space exploration goals?

Facilitator

Speakers

Lisa M. PRATT

Planetary Protection Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Dan HENDRICKSON

Vice President Business Development, Astrobotic Technology

United States of America

Kyle ACIERNO

Vice President for Global Sales, ispace, inc

Michael MEYER

Lead Scientist for the Mars Exploration Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Simonetta DI PIPPO

Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

Austria

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