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Lunar Development Conference Scheduled

Press Release From: Space Frontier Foundation
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2000

1(800) 78-SPACE

The Space Frontier Foundation and The Moon Society announced today they will co-sponsor a Lunar Development Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 20 -- the anniversary of Apollo 11's historic landing on the Moon.

National Space Society (NSS) is a co-sponsor, and the event was organized by Space Studies Institute (SSI). The conference is underwritten by the Foundation for the International Non-Governmental Development of Space (FINDS).

Pat Dasch, NSS Exec. Director, feels the conference will address crucial questions in the quest for lunar utilization. "The Moon is going to be key in the establishment of space resources," she remarked, "and will provide the testbed for sustainable outposts beyond the Earth."

Conference chairperson Gregory Bennett is excited about the technical and professional caliber of the presenters, adding "it looks like a 'Who's Who' of lunar science, policy and enterprise."

The Lunar Transportation session chairperson is Edward Belbruno of Princeton Univeristy and Innovative Orbital Design, Inc. Madhu Thangavelu of USC is session chair for Habitats and Architecture. Steve Durst, Lunar Enterprise Corp. and Publisher, Space Age Publishing is chair for Lunar Enterprise, and Pete Rustan, aviation consultant for the Clementine mission, is the Lunar Science session chair. Among the speakers will be Alan Binder, Lunar Research Institute and Wendell Mendell, NASA/JSC.

This conference is open to the general public. You may call us at 1(800) 78-SPACE for more information, or visit our website and register online: http://www.space-frontier.org

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