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The Future of Space

ASME Switzerland

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CET)

The Future of Space

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird   more info 1d 7h 22m CHF50.00 CHF3.24
General Admission Dec 5, 2018 CHF60.00 CHF3.49

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Event Details

The Future of Space is a unique, interactive event comprised of talks from leading Swiss Space professionals. The event examines the historical evolution of Space Exploration, from Old Space, with traditional government organizations (NASA, ESA), to New Space and the advent of commercial players like SpaceX, Boeing and Blue Origin.

Why Attend?

This event is aimed at a general audience and will excite and educate participants of all backgrounds who gaze into the sky and wonder about our future among the stars. Hear the insider perspective from those who work on some of the most incredible technology that will change the way we live and learn from one of the world's most renowned astronauts on the challenges of human spaceflight.

The event will conclude with a panel session where members of the audience can ask questions directly to the speaker panel.

Apéro and networking event included.

Speaker cast


The speakers include Swiss Astronaut and EPFL Professor Claude Nicollier, Thales Alenia Space CEO Elisabetta Rugi Grond, RUAG Space Engineer Alexandra Isele and Entrepreneur and Scientist Olympia Kyriopoulos.

Dr. Olympia Kyriopoulos: Founder of OLYMPIASPACE New Space: A New Era of Opportunities.

Alexandra Isele: RUAG Space Engineer. New Space and Advanced Manufacturing - the One Web Challenge

Elisabetta Rugi Grond: CEO Thales Alenia Space Switzerland

Professor Claude Nicollier: Professor of Aerospace at EPFL and former Astronaut. Human spaceflight – an insider’s view


The Future of Space talk is oragnaised and hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Swiss Chapter (ASME Switzerland) and is the first of a four part event series entitled Frontiers of Engineering. The mission of ASME Switzerland is to excite and educate the general public on the wonders of engineering and to challenge our perception of the future. Upcoming lectures will include The Future of AI and Robotics, The Future of Energy and The Future of Healthcare.

Have questions about The Future of Space? Contact ASME Switzerland

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When & Where

Kraftwerk Event Space
25 Selnaustrasse
8001 Zürich

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CET)

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ASME Switzerland

ASME Switzerland is the Swiss chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME Switzerland mission is to serve diverse global communities by advancing, disseminating and applying engineering knowledge for improving the quality of life; and communicating the excitement of engineering.

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