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Examining the Vision - Balancing Science and Exploration

Category: Law and Policy

Date: 12-13 Feb 2008

Location: 450 Durand Building, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, US

Examining the Vision: Balancing Science and Exploration

A Stanford University and Planetary Society Workshop Feb 12-13, 2008

at Stanford University, 450 Durand Building

Draft Agenda - Tuesday, January 22, 2008

DAY I : Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Time Topic Key Speaker or Panel Moderator

7:30 - 8:00 Coffee

8:00 - 8:05 a.m. Opening logistics Scott Hubbard

8:05 - 8:15 Welcome Jim Plummer, Dean of Engineering

8:15 - 8:45 Purpose and Goals of the Workshop Thornton and Hubbard

8:45 - 9:45 Keynote: A Skeptics guide to Exploration and Discovery Neil De Grasse Tyson

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:30 Panel: Space Science as Exploration Moderator: Len Fisk
Panelists: Wes Huntress, John Klineberg, Doc Horowitz, Owen Garriott

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Panel: The Role of Lunar Exploration Moderator: Ken Reightler
Panelists: David Black, Chris McKay, Wendell Mendell, Stephen Mackwell

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:45 Panel: Alternate Human Destinations Moderator: Louis Friedman
Panelists: Pascal Lee, Robert Farquhar, Doug Stetson, Rusty Schweickart

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:30 Panel: Humans to Mars Moderator: Kathy Thornton
Panelists: Noel Hinners, Russ Kerschmann, Brian Muirhead, Joseph H. Rothenberg

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception Stanford Faculty Club

6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner Stanford Faculty Club

DAY II: Wednesday, 13 February, 2008

7:30 - 8:00 Coffee

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Announcements and Logistics Thornton and Hubbard

8:15 - 9:00 Plenary Discussion: International Collaboration Chair: John Logsdon

9:00 - 10:30 Panel: Access to LEO and Beyond Moderator: Brian Cantwell
Panelists: Jim Cantrell, Mike McCulley, Jeff Patton, Charlie Precourt

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:15 Panel: Humans and Robots in Exploration Moderator: Peter Friedland
Panelists: James Bell, Bill Clancey, Ed Feigenbaum,

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 Panel: Earth Science and Climate Change Moderator: Chris Field
Panelists: Ron Birk, Nancy Colleton, Molly Macauley,

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:30 Panel: Entrepreneurial Space Moderator: Scott Hubbard
Panelists: Andrew Aldrin, Paul Eckert, Lon Levin, Mark Sirangelo

4:30 - 5:00 Wrap-up and Adjourn Scott Hubbard

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