IAF – ASE Astronauts Session: “Change of Human Spaceflight Paradigm – Can Anybody Go to Space Today?”
Day: Friday 29 October
Time: 11:00 -12:00 GST
Location: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre
This exciting panel, organized jointly by the IAF and the Association of Space Explorer (ASE), will discuss the current change of paradigm in human spaceflight, where opportunities for flying into space are not only open for professional astronauts, but also to billionaires, celebrities, and private customers.
In what will surely be a lively discussion, the panellists will analyse the historic achievements recently made by private companies such as Blue Origin, Space X and Virgin Galactic and the first flight of a movie team by ROSCOSMOS. The panel will also discuss what these achievements mean for the advancement our collective understanding of space and the perception of human spaceflight by general public.