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July 4-10, 2016 / Vol 35, No 27 / Hawai`i Island, USA

1 Jul 2016, 19:39 UTC
July 4-10, 2016 / Vol 35, No 27 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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2017 USA Space Program and the Moon, Apollo@50, Juno@Jupiter – Galaxy Forum USA Inaugurates Spacemonth July 2016

Space Age Publishing Company and International Lunar Observatory Association host Galaxy Forum USA in Santa Clara, California on Saturday July 2, to start the July 4th weekend and Spacemonth 2016. Bruce Pittman, Chief Systems Engineer, NASA Ames will talk about USA Space Program direction in 2017 and future goals in light of 2019 Apollo 11 50th Observation. A Jupiter presentation by Professor Imke de Pater of UC Berkeley Astronomy Department celebrates NASA Juno spacecraft arrival. Steve Durst of SPC / ILOA will provide introductions and welcoming remarks, and make the case for putting human Moon missions and Jupiter back into the American space program with consideration for 21st Century Solar System Complete. The incremental, low-cost and low-risk Evolvable Lunar Architecture (ELA) proposed July 2015 by Charles Miller of NexGen Space and partly funded by NASA, is designed to leverage commercial space capabilities and public-private-partnerships. It projects America could lead a return of humans to the Moon surface within 5-7 years at an estimated total cost of US$10B (+/-30%) via development of 2 independent competing commercial service providers. This range of projections parallels similarly ...

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