Solar System Exploration @ 50
 
Planned Program
 
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Thursday - October 25, 2012
 

7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration Opens. Coffee and refreshments available.

 

8:30 – 9:00 am

Introduction

Opening remarks by Mr. James H. Crocker, Vice President & General Manager, Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

 

9:00 – 9:45 am

Keynote Speech – Peter Westwick (University of Southern California): Exploring the Solar System: Who has done it, how, and why?

 

9:45 – 11:45 am

Panel #1: Politics and Policy in the Conduct of Solar System Exploration

 

Panel Chair: Marcia Smith (Space and Technology Policy Group)

 

Dwayne Day (National Research Council): The National Research Council’s Role in the American Planetary Exploration Program.     

 

Roger Handberg (University of Central Florida): The Politics of Pure Space Science, the Essential Tension, Human Spaceflight’s Impact on Scientific Exploration

 

Jason W. Callahan (The Tauri Group): Funding Planetary Science: History and Political Economy

 

John M. Logsdon (George Washington University) and Andre Bormanis (Independent Writer/Producer): The Survival Crisis of The Planetary Program

 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch Keynote Speaker - James L. Green (NASA): NASA’s Solar System Exploration Paradigm: The First Fifty Years and a Look at the Next Fifty

 

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Panel #2: The Lure of the Red Planet

 

Panel Chair: Janet Vertesi (Princeton University)

 

Richard W. Zurek (JPL): Mars After 50 Years Of Space Exploration: Then, Now, and Beyond

 

David Grinspoon (Denver Museum of Nature & Science): Evolving Concepts Of Planetary Habitability In The Age Of Planetary Exploration

 

Erik M. Conway (JPL): Dreaming Of Mars Sample Return, From Viking To The Mars Science Laboratory

 

W. Henry Lambright (Syracuse University): NASA, Big Science, And Mars Exploration: Critical Decisions From Goldin To Bolden

 

3:15 – 5:15 pm

Panel #3: Public Perceptions, Priorities, and Solar System Exploration

 

Panel Chair: Heidi Hammel (Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA))

 

Linda Billings (George Washington University): Survivor(?): The Story Of s. Mitis On The Moon

 

William R. Macauley (Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Instant Science’: Space Probes, Planetary Exploration And Televisual Media

 

Laura Delgado López (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies): Killer Asteroids: Popular Depictions and Public Policy Influence

 

Giny Cheong (George Mason University): Voyager: Exploring Through the Public Eye

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Solar System Exploration @50 Reception

Hosted by Lockheed Martin

(Civil Servants please note that there may be monetary restrictions. Details will be posted soon.)



Friday - October 26, 2012

 

8:30 – 9:15 am

Keynote Speech - Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. (NASA Advisory Committee) and Mikhail Marov (Keldysh Institute): First On The Moon, Venus And Mars: The Soviet Planetary Exploration Enterprise

 

9:30 – 11:30 am

Panel 4: Exploring the Outer Solar System

 

Panel Chair: Ralph McNutt (Applied Physics Laboratory)

 

Torrence V. Johnson (JPL): Outer Solar System Exploration: An Archetype Of The Scientific Method

 

Arturo Russo (University of Palermo): Europe’s Rendezvous With Titan” The European Space Agency’s Contribution in The Cassini-Huygens Mission To The Saturnian System

 

Robert Pappalardo (JPL): Revealing Europa’s Ocean

 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch and conversation

 

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Panel #5: Institutional Arrangements in Solar System Exploration

 

Panel Chair: Joan Johnson-Freese (U.S. Naval War College)

 

J.D. Burke (JPL): Foundations Of Solar System Exploration At JPL: How The First Mariners And Rangers Built Them

 

John Sarkissian (CSIRO): Mariner 2 And The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope: Fifty Years Of International Collaboration.

Michael Neufeld (National Air and Space Museum): Transforming Solar System Exploration: The Applied Physics Laboratory and the Origins of the Discovery Program, 1989-1993

 

Petar Markovski (University of Oklahoma): International Cooperation In Solar System Exploration: The Cases Of Ulysses And Giotto

 

3:15 – 4:45 pm

Panel #6: Roundtable – From the Past to the Future

 

Moderator: Andrew Chaikin (Independent Space Historian)

 

Glenn E. Bugos (Ames Research Center): Precursor Missions: The Science Of What Comes Next

 

Amy Paige Kaminski (NASA): Faster, Better, Cheaper: A Sociotechnical Perspective on Programmatic Choice, Success, and Failure in NASA’s Solar System Exploration Program

 

G. Scott Hubbard (Stanford University): Exploring Mars: Following the Water

 

Chas Beichman (Caltech): The search for and study of extra-solar planets:   Extending planetary science into the realm of classical astronomy