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Record 46 of 1635
Space 2000 Symposium
Abstract: The purpose of the Space 2000 Symposium is to present the creativity and achievements of key figures of the 20th century. It offers a retrospective discussion on space exploration. It considers the future of the enterprise, and the legacy that will be left for future generations. The symposium includes panel discussions, smaller session meetings with some panelists, exhibits, and displays. The first session entitled "From Science Fiction to Science Facts" commences after a brief overview of the symposium. The panel discussions include talks on space exploration over many decades, and the missions of the millennium to search for life on Mars. The second session, "Risks and Rewards of Human Space Exploration," focuses on the training and health risks that astronauts face on their exploratory mission to space. Session three, "Messages and Messengers Informing and Inspire Space Exploration and the Public," focuses on the use of TV medium by educators and actors to inform and inspire a wide variety of audiences with adventures of space exploration. Session four, "The Legacy of Carl Sagan," discusses the influences made by Sagan to scientific research and the general public. In session five, "Space Exploration for a new Generation," two student speakers and the NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin address the group. Session six, "Destiny or Delusion? -- Humankind's Place in the Cosmos," ends the symposium with issues of space exploration and some thought provoking questions. Some of these issues and questions are: what will be the societal implications if we discover the origin of the universe, stars, or life; what will be the impact if scientists find clear evidence of life outside the domains of the Earth; should there be limits to what humans can or should learn; and what visionary steps should space-faring people take now for future generations.
Publication Date: Mar 24, 1999
Document ID:
19990036756
(Acquired May 14, 1999)
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: NONP-NASA-VT-1999053774
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Meeting Sponsor: American Univ.; Washington, DC United States
NASA; Washington, DC United States
American Astronautical Society; Springfield, VA United States
DC Space Grant Consortium; Washington, DC United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Description: In English; Videotape: 7 hours 38 min. playing time, in color, with sound
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: CONFERENCES; MARS EXPLORATION; MARS (PLANET); MARS SAMPLE RETURN MISSIONS; MARS SURVEYOR 98 PROGRAM; EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE; EXOBIOLOGY; MARS CLIMATE ORBITER; MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR; MARS PATHFINDER; MARS POLAR LANDER; BIOASTRONAUTICS
Availability Source: Johnson Space Center Media Center
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