Plenary session


2 July

08:45 to 09:45

STCC, Auditorium A

The Moon and beyond: where will we be in 50 years in space exploration?

The year 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as well as an important year for the world’s space efforts. Space agencies and commercial ventures are once again targeting the moon for scientific missions, and they’re considering how lunar expeditions will set the stage for more ambitious journeys into deep space.
Will we see Moon Villages? A lunar land rush? Will a future “one small step” on Mars be taken by an international team of astronauts, or by settlers arriving on a commercial transport?
A panel of high-ranking representatives from the Chinese, European, Russian and U.S. space efforts will reflect on lessons learned from the last 50 years of space science and exploration – and look ahead to what we can expect from the next 50 years.