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Tue, Sep 04, 2012

'100 Year Starship' Announces 2012 Public Symposium

Global Platform For Public, Private Efforts ToEnable Interstellar Travel By 2112

The first major event from 100 Year Starship (100YSS) will take place September 13-16, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, TX.  A DARPA-seed funded initiative building an inclusive, global aspiration for interstellar space travel, the 100YSS 2012 Public Symposium will bring together influential thought, scientific and cultural leaders to explore the technologies, science, social structures and strategies needed to make capabilities for human travel to another star system a reality within the next century.

Former President Bill Clinton has agreed to serve as the symposium’s Honorary Chair.  “This important effort helps advance the knowledge and technologies required to explore space, all while generating the necessary tools that enhance our quality of life on earth,” said President Clinton.  He is joined by Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Honorary Texas Chair, symposium Chair Dr. Mae Jemison and symposium Co-Chair Dr. Richard Wainerdi, President of the Texas Medical Center. Symposium guest speakers include:
 

  • 100 Year Starship Leader Dr. Mae Jemison
  • Actor and advocate LeVar Burton
  • SETI Institute Co-Founder and Astronomer Jill Tarter, Ph.D.
  • Anthropologist and Director, Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Johnnetta B. Cole, PhD
  • Science and Space Journalist Miles O'Brien
  • Iconic Photographer Norman Seeff

The 100YSS Public Symposium is open to the public and will feature technical and academic sessions, workshops, classes for the general public, networking venues, professional development, entertainment and an expo to ensure that attendees have an opportunity to consider and contribute to the wide-range of space and related topics needed to achieve long distance space flight.
 
Taking place the week of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s speech delivered at Rice University challenging America to send a man to the moon, the symposium will hold a salute to fifty years of human space flight and NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
 
The symposium’s technical session will include scientific papers on topics such as time-distance solutions; life sciences in space exploration; destinations and habitats; becoming an interstellar civilization; space technologies enhancing life on earth; and commercial opportunities from interstellar efforts.

FMI: http://symposium.100yss.org

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