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October 3-9, 2016 / Vol 35, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA

30 Sep 2016, 20:07 UTC
October 3-9, 2016 / Vol 35, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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29th Planetary Congress of ASE Brings Together Astronauts From Around the World

The Association of Space Explorers is hosting the 29th Planetary Congress ‘Born to Explore’ in Vienna, Austria October 3-7. The international forum of Astronauts from different countries facilitates professional exchange of experiences and information related to space operations, scientific research, mission development, astronaut training and national space agency developments. There are also unique opportunities for interaction between the international space community, government agencies and the public. Some of the Space Explorers attending public functions are John-David Bartoe, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Michael Lopez-Alegria, Sandra Magnus, Bruce McCandless II, and Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu. Prizes for a silent auction to support the education and scholarship programs of the ASE and the Austrian Space Forum include a tour of NASA JSC with Bonnie Dunbar, an aerial tour of Chartres Cathedral with Michel Tognini, and a golf and Napa Valley wine tour with Apollo Astronaut Rusty Schweickart. Out of a total 549 people who have been in space, ASE membership has included over 400 astronauts from 37 nations across four regional chapters: USA, Russia, Europe and Asia headed by Michael Lopez-Alegria, Alexander Alexandrov, Dorin Prunariu, and Sultan bin Salman al-Saud respectively. The ASE Planetary ...

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