Europe on and around the Moon and Mars: A discussion between ESA and NASA leaders with European young professionals on Europe’s space exploration contributions and ambitions

Day: Wednesday 14 October
Time: 16:30 – 17:10 CEST

The event about European contributions to and ambitions for human and robotic exploration will be hosted by ESA Director General, Jan Wörner. NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, is invited as a featured guest to highlight the importance of international cooperation in space exploration and to jointly engage with the professionals helping to deliver our future in space along with DG Wörner Our long-term cooperation in science and exploration and our joint successes on the International Space Station and in countless other projects have built a solid foundation for future cooperation. The Artemis Programme and Gateway will be the next step in exploration and we are going together. The discussion will be moderated by a member of the ESA communications department with a background in IAC young professionals’ events who will invite the European talent to exchange views with the two leaders. These engineers are involved in critical elements of Gateway as well as Mars Sample Return and will interact from different industrial sites around Europe.

Moderator

Ruth MCAVINIA

Editor for the European Space Agency, ATG-Europe

Speakers

Jan WOERNER

Former Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

France

Jim BRIDENSTINE

Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

United States of America

Abbie HUTTY

Senior Spacecraft Structures Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space

United Kingdom

Giada MEOGROSSI

Program Manager Platform Equipment & Subsystem Business Area, Leonardo

Italy

Nelly OFFORD

Head of the Exploration business Development, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

United Kingdom

David PARKER

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

Netherlands

Liz SEWARD

Senior Strategist, Space Systems, Airbus Ltd.

United Kingdom

Eleonora ZEMINIANI

Human Exploration New Initiatives, Thales Alenia Space Italia

Italy