- Parabolic Arc
- November 29, 2023
Experts to Debate Our Future Destinations in Space in Sunnyvale on Friday
The question of where humanity should go next in space will be the topic of a round table on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel.
â€œMoon, Mars, Asteroids: Where to Go First for Resources?â€ will bring together some of the worldâ€™s top experts to debate our next step in the settlement of space. The round table, sponsored by the Space Studies Institute, will be held from 7:00 to 10 p.m., including a post-debate reception. Admission is free to registered conference attendees and the general public.
Moderated by NASA Ames Director Pete Worden, the discussion will feature:
- Dr. Mike Aâ€™Hearn, University of Maryland, Dept. of Astronomy
- Mark Sonter, Asteroid Enterprises Pty Ltd
- Dr. John Lewis, Space Studies Institute
- Dr. Greg Baiden, Penguin Automated Systems
- Dr. Paul Spudis, Lunar and Planetary Institute
- Jeff Greason, XCOR Aerospace
The round table is part of SSIâ€™s Space Manufacturing 14: Critical Technologies for Space Settlement conference, which will be held in Sunnyvale and at the NASA Ames Conference Center in Mountain View from Oct. 29-31. The conference will bring together scientists and entrepreneurs will meet in Silicon Valley to help plan humanityâ€™s future on the high frontier.
Speakers will present a wide range of research topics, including affordable space transportation, extraterrestrial prospecting, lunar and asteroidal manufacturing processes, robotics and tele-operations, closed environment life support systems, space solar power and energy, and off-planet property rights.