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May 22-28, 2017 / Vol 36, No 21 / Hawai`i Island, USA

19 May 2017, 19:50 UTC
May 22-28, 2017 / Vol 36, No 21 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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NSS 36th ISDC Looks to Space Settlement, Women and Men on the Moon

The 2017 National Space Society International Space Development Conference is holding its 36th annual meeting May 25-29 in St. Louis MO at Union Station Hotel. A wide variety of Astronauts, space leaders, entrepreneurs and scientists include Thomas Stafford, Linda Godwin, William Gerstenmaier, Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Andrew Aldrin, Loretta Whitesides, Madhu Thangavelu, Pete Swan, Rob Kelso, Peter Kohk, Bruce Pittman, David Schrunk, Clive Neal and Ben Bussey. Main topics are Back to the Moon, Integrated Space Plan, Mars Exploration and Settlement, Space Elevator, Transportation, Business and Medicine. Other activities include Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) Special, NewSpace Business Pitch Competition, and Fight for Space film screening and debate. While exploring the “Many Roads to Space” the overarching theme is how technology of today will transform the future of space exploration. Space settlement could begin with the inspiring initiative to put the First Woman on the Moon. Only 60 of the 553 space travelers have been women. Only 12 men have been to the surface of the Moon. As companies, countries and individuals advance concepts to transport people to Space and to live off-world permanently, a challenging, next-gen, international and parallel ...

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