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September 21-27, 2015 / Vol 34, No 38 / Hawai`i Island, USA

18 Sep 2015, 20:23 UTC
September 21-27, 2015 / Vol 34, No 38 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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ASE 28th Planetary Congress Invites Astronauts to Share Experiences and Expertise

The Association of Space Explorers 28th Planetary Congress with the theme Inspired by Space is planned for September 20-27 in Stockholm, Sweden. More than 100 out of the total 545 Astronauts who have traveled to space will participate in private and public technical sessions including Next Human Destinations, Future Space Vehicles, Space Research, Advances in European Space Exploration, Inspired by Space and EVA: 50 Years and the Future. Some of the esteemed guests include (counterclockwise from TL) Rusty Schweickart (USA), Chris Hadfield (Canada), Zhang Xiaoguang (China), Koichi Wakata (Japan), Yelena Serova (Russia), Sultan bin Salman (Saudi Arabia) and Helen Sharman (UK). The ISS typically hosts ~6 month missions for an international 6-member crew which currently launches via Roscosmos at Kazakhstan. The next human space mission for China may not occur until after Tiangong-2 is in LEO. Golden Spike Company hopes to be the first commercial enterprise to offer human Moon missions in 2020. India is working on human-rated CARE capsule and planning its first crewed mission 2021. NASA is developing SLS with a new target of 2023 for first crewed flight from American soil since July 2011 STS-135 and ...

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