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September 26 – October 2, 2016 / Vol 35, No 39 / Hawai`i Island, USA

23 Sep 2016, 20:16 UTC
September 26 – October 2, 2016 / Vol 35, No 39 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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67th IAC to Strengthen International Partnerships, Feature Technology Breakthroughs, Trends, Developments

The International Astronautical Federation, IAA, IISL and Mexican Space Agency (AEM) are hosting the 67th International Astronautical Congress with theme ‘Making Space Accessible and Affordable to All Countries’ September 26-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara is the 2nd most populous metropolitan area in Mexico, after Mexico City. Expecting more than 3,000 participants, there will be 1,753 oral presentations and 377 interactive presentations from representatives of 74 countries, as well as 7 plenary sessions including Heads of Agency, various social events and four 1-hour-long highlight presentations: “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species” (Elon Musk, SpaceX), “Mars Base Camp” (Wanda Sigur, Dominic Antonelli, Rob Chambers of Lockheed Martin), “The Exploration of Pluto by the New Horizons Mission” (Stamatios Krimigis, Ralph McNutt, Harold Weaver of JHU/APL) and “The Saturn System as a Natural Laboratory to Investigate the Emergence of Biology” (Brent Sherwood of JPL, Jonathan Lunine of Cornell). For the first time, all plenary events and the opening and closing ceremonies are planned to be broadcast live. Events held in conjunction with 67th IAC are the 2nd Mexican Congress in Space Medicine, UN/IAF Workshop, International Programme Committee General Meeting, IAA Academy Day, Educators Professional ...

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