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June 17-23, 2019 / Vol 38, No 24 / Hawai’i Island, USA

14 Jun 2019, 21:01 UTC
June 17-23, 2019 / Vol 38, No 24 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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IAA, MVA and SCAR Meet in Italy for Antarctica, Moon, Mars and Beyond

The 11th International Academy of Astronautics Symposium ‘The Future of Space Exploration – Moon, Mars and Beyond: Becoming an Interplanetary Civilization’ is being held in Torino, Italy on June 17-19. Co-chaired by Les Johnson (MSFC and TVIW advisor) and Giuseppe Reibaldi (Moon Village Association), the Symposium has sessions titled Technology, Science, Programmatics, Motivations, Economics, Cultural, and Ethics. Gongling Sun of ISU will talk on “Deep space exploration in China”; Jean-Marc Salotti from University of Bordeaux on “Minimum number of settlers for survival on another planet”; and Remo Rapetti with Michelle Hanlon on “From spirituality to preservation – Is there a chance of peaceful exploration of the Moon?” In conjunction, MVA General Assembly will be June 18, followed by ‘Italian Network Outreach Event: The Moon – The Next 50 Years’ June 19. Of the 7 speakers, Maria Antonietta Perino will talk about “A Cislunar Space Station Supporting Moon Exploration”. Also occurring June 17-19 is 5th Workshop of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Astronomy and Astrophysics from Antarctica (AAA) in Courmayeur, Italy with ~40 presenters. SCAR AAA works to coordinate all astronomical activities in Antarctica to maximize investment ...

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