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Starship Congress 2017
Mon, Aug 7, 2017, 8:00 AM – Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT
STARSHIP CONGRESS 2017
The Moon: Our Stepping Stone to the Stars
If we want to see interstellar accomplishments in our lifetime we need a staging area in space and we need to be able to get our people and our machines up there.
We dedicate each day of our meeting to addressing actions towards making them a reality and welcome the community to submit papers/presentations for each of the following:
Day 1: The Moon as a Stepping Stone to the Stars (MOON):
- Living on the Moon: Lunar city planning, lunar resources, construction, power, water, radiation shielding, living and working, economy, sociology.
- Planetary, Deep Space and Interstellar exploration centered around the Moon: Spacecraft Shipyards, Lunar Space elevators, Planetary and Deep Space remote sensing Telescopes
Day 2: Massive Space Access Project (MSAP) aka "Children in Space":
- Earth to Moon and back: transport vehicles and systems, global logistics, tourism, legal and safety considerations, military presence.
- Children in Space: Space education, youth space education program, people with disabilities in space, when will we send the first child to space? (when children can go to the moon, everyone will want to go!)
Day 3: Massive Space Based Infrastructure (MSBI):
- Space and Lunar Industry: Space stations, mining stations, space services, telecommunications, zero gravity and lunar gravity manufacturing technology development
- Space arts, sports, community and culture: everything not traditionally considered infrastructure, but which is necessary for humans to live, love and learn on the Moon and in space.