Space Exploration in the Upcoming Decade: The Domestication of Space

Event Type: 
2017-04-21 to 2017-04-22
'“Space Exploration in the Upcoming Decade: The Domestication of Space,” will unite astrophysicists, researchers, students and industry leaders from around the world to share their work and navigate new challenges. The conference, which celebrates the 60th anniversary of the start of the Space Age, will be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 and is open to the public.' "Before the conference gets underway on Friday, April 21, participants will have a chance to see Valkyrie, NASA’s life-sized, humanoid robot, which is housed at UMass Lowell’s New England Robotics Validation and Experimentation (NERVE) Center. One of only four such robots in the world, Valkyrie is at UMass Lowell so researchers can work to develop its capabilities to assist NASA in space exploration, including missions to Mars. (ibid.) Subjects of conference sessions include exploring how space travel continues to benefit life on Earth, along with forging new university and industry partnerships to spur research. The event will also feature a competition among students who will present their ideas to design and build miniature cube satellites." (ibid.) "Keynote speakers include astronaut Col. Robert Cabana, director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center; Kenneth Sembach, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, the first director of the Strategic Defense Initiative." Read more:
Primary Topics: 
Student CubeSat Competition
University - Industry Partnership Prospecting
Valkyrie - Humanoid Robot
Space Travel Benefits for Earth Life
Creating a Spaceport
Tech Entreprenuers - Product to Market for Space
Is Human Mars Exploration Possible?
Future Space Commerce and Travel
Space Telescope Science Institute - Telescope Launch
Contact Info
Nancy Cicco
Scheduled Events
2017-04-10 17:30