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Workshop 3

“Humans and Space: The Next Thousand Years”

Convened June 23–26, 2005 | Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington

Summary

“Where will humans be in space in the next thousand years? What should the goals be? What technologies and what planetary organization here on Earth will be required?” Nineteen leaders from six countries and from agencies or institutions focused on, or interested in, the future of humans in space gathered to address these issues for three days in June 2005.

“Humans and Space: The Next Thousand Years” was conducted as a workshop of the Humanity 3000 Program, which regularly reviews historical cultural, scientific, and technological trends along with today’s emerging technologies to consider the question: Where does humanity go from here?

The three issues deemed by this group of experts to be the most critical for humanity’s ventures into space in the next millennium were: the social and political considerations, low-cost access to space, and technical survivability.

Proceedings (5 MB PDF) of this workshop, including transcripts of all dialogic sessions, available for download.

Keynote Presentations

“Will We Leave Earth for Permanent Space Colonies?”
Dr. Peter Ward
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

“Miners of the Sky”
Adrian Berry
Daily Telegraph
London, England

“Space Technology and Environmental/Social Challenges for AD 3000”
Dr. Karl Doetsch
Athena Global
Quebec, Canada

“Human Adaptation to Long-duration Space Flight”
Dr. Laurence Young
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA

“Advanced Propulsion Systems”
Dr. Robert Frisbee
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA USA

Luncheon Presentation

“India‚Äôs Space Program”
Dr. Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Bangalore, India

Participants

Adigun Ade Abiodun
Chairman
UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Vienna, Austria

Yolanda Berenguer
Space Education Program Coordinator
UNESCO
Paris, France

Adrian Berry
Consulting Editor (Science)
The Daily Telegraph
London, England

Adam Bruckner
Chair, Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

William Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Eric Chaisson
Director, The Wright Center for Science Education
Tufts University
Medford, MA USA

Karl Doetsch
Chairman
Athena Global
Quebec, Canada

Jean-Jacques Favier
Deputy Director, Advanced Concepts and Strategy
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
Paris, France

Robert Frisbee
Senior Systems Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA USA

Virendra Jha
Vice President, Science, Technology & Programs
Canadian Space Agency
Quebec, Canada

Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan
Director
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Bangalore, India

Nicholas Patrick
Astronaut
Johnson Space Center
Houston, TX USA

U.R. Rao
Professor, Dept. of Space
Physical Research Laboratory Council
Bangalore, India

Christian Sallaberger
Director, Space Exploration
MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates
B.C., Canada

Pierre-Alain Schieb
Head of the International Future’s Program Space Study
OECD International Future Program
Paris, France

Michael Simpson
President
International Space University, Strasbourg Central
Paris, France

Peter Ward
Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Laurence Young
Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA

James Zimmerman
President
International Astronautical Federation
McLean, VA USA