Panel Discussion: The Future of Human Spaceflight

Date(s) - June 29, 2015
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hear from a panel of five professionals from the International Space Exploration Coordination Group, including U.S. and Canadian space agency experts, as they look into the future of spaceflight, which is set to take humans to the Moon, Mars and near-Earth asteroids.


The panel will address the perspectives for human spaceflight in the mid- and long-term, i.e. next 20 years and beyond. The next destinations for human missions are the Moon and its environment (cis-lunar space), Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) and Mars (including its moons). An international group called ISECG (International Space Exploration Coordination Group) and composed of representatives of most space agencies around the globe is actively working on establishing a global exploration roadmap to those destinations. Panelists will discuss challenges and opportunities for collaboration in realizing their individual and common space exploration goals.
Most panelists are or have been members of the ISECG. They will present the inter-agency work preparing for global human exploration. In particular, issues like the architecture of human exploration missions beyond Low Earth Orbit, the science and technology contents of such missions as well as their outreach will be addressed. In addition, concepts of human/robotic partnership for exploration will be discussed.

Baker Center Theater