1st Convention of Lunar Explorers

Press Release From: European Space Agency
Posted: Thursday, February 8, 2001

The 1st Convention of Lunar Explorers, organised by LUNEX , ILEWG and ESA, will be held Palais de la Decouverte, Paris, on 8-10 March 2001. ESA's SMART-1 mission to the Moon will be presented to the public and the press. The Lunar Explorers Society (LUNEX ) is an international organisation created in July 2000, which aims to promote the exploration of the Moon for the benefit of humanity. LUNEX wants to bridge the gap between space agencies and the general public to promote planetary exploration and space. The 1st Convention will allow the discussion of the science of the Moon, technology, future utilisation of the Moon, lunar bases, public outreach and education, lunar and planetary exploration, and the recommendations of Young Lunar Explorers.

  • Call for abstracts for the LUNEX convention
  • Lunar Explorers Society (LUNEX)
  • Young Lunar Explorers special grants (PDF document)
  • International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG)
  • SMART-1 homepage For more information please visit the LUNEX website, where a copy of the Announcement and Call for Abstracts for the Convention can be found (See also "Call for abstracts for the LUNEX convention" ). There will be special grants for Young Lunar Explorers aged less than 35 years old (See also "Young Lunar Explorers special grants")

    The abstracts and grant requests should be submitted before 2 February to and to

    Dr. Bernard H. Foing
    ESA SMART-1 Project Scientist
    Chairman, Lunar Explorers Society

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