Many folks would like to see us back on the Moon and developing its resources.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) – Annual Report:2008 (45 pages, 448 KB)

The above link is for the 2008 Annual Report and contains a lot of information about who is doing what to develop space exploration.
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Page 24 is the beginning of ANNEX I, which is the HIGHLIGHTS of SPACE AGENCIES’ EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES.
[Note - there are a number of pages left intentionally blank so less than 45 pages of reading. - LRK -]

More information on “Sustainable Space Exploration” below, with some of the players.
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Thanks for looking up with me.

Larry Kellogg

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2009 Goddard Symposium: Program

47th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium**
March 10–12, 2009

“Sustainable Space Exploration”

/“I want to thank you for the tremendous event you put together for the 46^th Goddard Symposium. After working for 20 years as a contractor to the DoD in the Missile Defense Industry, I believe my perspective sufficiently broad when I state that you far exceeded my expectations, Bravo. The topics selected, qualification of the speakers and the speakers depth of understanding on their topics was superb thank you for a job well done.” - Received from an attendee at last year’s symposium/

PDF version of program: 2009 Goddard Symposium Program

Tuesday, March 10
6:00 Evening Networking Reception: Students and Aerospace Industry Leaders - Annapolis Room

Wednesday, March 11
7:30 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast

8:45 Opening Announcements and Acknowledgements
- Harley Thronson, Associate Director for Advanced
Concepts in Astrophysics, NASA GSFC
- Frank Slazer, Northrop Grumman; AAS President

8:55 Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Rob Strain, Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center and Symposium Honorary Chair

9:00 Keynote: Space at the Crossroads: A Reflective
Lester L. Lyles, General, USAF (Ret), Independent
Consultant and Member of the NASA Advisory Council


10:00 Challenges to Sustainability
Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute, George
Washington University

10:45 Sustaining Human Exploration
Tom Cremins, Director, Studies and Analysis Division, Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation,
NASA Headquarters

11:30 Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Alan Ladwig, Special Advisor to the Office
of the Administrator, NASA Headquarters
1:00 Earth Science Panel – What NASA is doing and can do
to sustain the Earth
Moderator: James Garvin, Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC
- Mary Kicza, Assistant Administrator, NESDIS/NOAA
- Nancy Colleton, Director, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
- Claire Parkinson, AQUA Project Scientist, NASA GSFC

2:15 Education/Human Resources Pipeline in Action
Moderator: Dillard Menchan, Deputy Education Officer,
- Alissa Mitchell, NASA GSFC
- Brian Roberts, NASA GSFC
- Ramsey Smith, NASA GSFC
- Amri Hernandez, NASA GSFC
3:15 Break

3:30 Industry Panel – Sustainability of the Aerospace
Moderator: J.P. Stevens, Vice President, Space Systems,
Aerospace Industries Association
- John Schumacher, Vice President, Washington Office, Aerojet
- Eric H. Thoemmes, Vice President, Space Systems and Operations, Lockheed Martin
- James A. Vedda, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy and Strategy,
Aerospace Corporation
- Lawrence H. Williams, Vice President, International and Government Affairs,
Space Exploration Technologies Corporation

5:00 Five Decades of GSFC – Sustaining Goddard: Past,
Present and Future
Moderator: Laurie Leshin, Deputy Director for Science and
Technology, NASA GSFC
- Frank McDonald, NASA GSFC, retired; University of Maryland
- Ronald Muller, NASA GSFC, retired; Consulting Engineer
- Dennis McCarthy, NASA GSFC, retired; Management Consultant
- Dorothy Zukor, Deputy Director, Earth Science Division, NASA GSFC
- Orlando Figueroa, Director of Applied Engineering and Technology, NASA GSFC

6:15 Reception – Goddard Space Flight Center 50th Anniversary Salute
with Earth scientists and GSFC Alumni
- Sponsored by USRA

Thursday, March 12
7:30 Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast

8:30 Opening announcements

8:45 Keynote
Rob Strain, Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight

9:30 NASA Centers Panel – Sustainability of Scientific Exploration
Moderator: Jon Morse, Director, Astrophysics Division,
NASA Headquarters
- Goddard Space Flight Center: Rob Strain, Director
- Langley Research Center: Lesa Roe, Director
- Dryden Flight Research Center: Kevin Petersen, Director

11:15 NASA Centers Panel – Sustainability of Human Exploration
Moderator: Rick Obenschain, Deputy Director, NASA GSFC
- Johnson Space Center: Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director
- Marshall Space Flight Center: Robert Lightfoot, Deputy
- Kennedy Space Center: Janet Petro, Deputy Director
- Glenn Research Center: Ray Lugo, Deputy Director
- Stennis Space Center: Gene Goldman, Director
12:45 Awards Luncheon
Guest Speaker: Wayne Hale, Deputy Associate
Administrator of Strategic Partnerships, Space Operations
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters

2:15 Human Spaceflight and Science: Benefits of Servicing
the Hubble Space Telescope
Matt Mountain, Director, Space Telescope Science Institute

3:00 Global Change Monitoring
Robert Burke, Vice President and General Manager, Civil
Systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems


4:00 NASA’s Science Program
Paul Hertz, Chief Scientist, Science Mission Directorate,
NASA Headquarters

4:45 A View of Global Space
Henry Hertzfeld, Research Professor, Space Policy Institute,
George Washington University

5:30 Closing Thoughts

6:00 Closing Reception
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Tom Cremins
Speech in Bremen, Germany, Sept. 15, 2008

[Note - quote of first three paragraphs]
Good Morning. I would like to thank Mr. Hartmut Müller as chair
of the conference program committee for asking me to address this
audience today. Special thanks also to Professor Carsten Holze and
DGLR for hosting this important conference, and to Dr. Heiner Heseler
of the Bremen State Council -- my compliments to you sir on both such
a beautiful city and leading center for aerospace in Europe. I always
appreciate an opportunity to cross the Atlantic and share thoughts and
ideas on the future, and of course it is always a pleasure to share a stage
with esteemed colleagues such as Dr. Di Pippo and Professor Wörner.

I would like to take some time today to offer some perspectives on
where NASA has been and how NASA fits into the world of space
activity today. As we explore the topic of the moon and beyond, we do
it against an outer space backdrop that over the first fifty years of the
space age has continued to evolve. The ability to access and use space
continues to expand at the same time as the reliance and dependency
upon space has become increasingly interwoven into our lives. As this
past Friday night showed in Texas, the tragic outcome of Hurricane Ike
would have been much greater without our ability to see and use
information from space.

As Mr. Muller stated, I’m from NASA, and I work in support of
the projects that will return us to the moon. It is very interesting to
observe how the moon and the region around it have evolved since the
first robotic precursors and voyages of astronauts there during the
Apollo era. NASA was born in a very competitive environment, and we
accomplished what had been considered by many to be the impossible –
sending people to walk on the surface of the moon. International
collaboration was not a big driver during the Apollo period. We did,
though, get a snapshot of what international cooperation would look like,
when Apollo commander Tom Stafford and Soyuz commander Aleksey
Leonov shook hands after the successful Apollo-Soyuz docking in 1975.
The Apollo voyages were transitory and the region between the moon
and the Earth was relatively unexplored.

[Note - quote of last paragraph.]
Over the next two years NASA will be working toward another
mission concept review – this one for the surface systems we hope to see
operating at the moon after 2020. During that time, through our work
with the ISECG, through workshops, and through bilateral studies, I am
confident we can build on the foundation of a collaborative approach to
the exploration of the moon created under the ISS program and our early
successes in space exploration, setting our sights for further destinations,
and sharing the benefits together, for all of our interests.
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Global Exploration Strategy (GES): A
Framework for Coordination, Progress,
and Future Opportunities

[Note: Looks like a pictorial presentation. - LRK -]

Dr. John Olson
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
NASA Headquarters
October 28, 2008

M. Baltuck(1), J.W. Curtis(2), S. Espinasse(3), J.J.Favier(4), G. Gibbs(5), B.Hufenbach(6),
J. Kawaguchi(7), A. Lorenzoni(3), N. R. Newman(8), D. Parker(9), G. L. Yoder(8),

1 CSIRO Information and Communication Technology, PO Box 1035 Tuggeranong ACT 2901 Australia,
2 BNSC - British National Space Centre 151 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9SS United Kingdom,
3 ASI- Italian Space Agency, Viale Liegi 26 - 00198 Roma – Italy –,
4 CNES - Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, 18 avenue Edouard Belin 31 401 Toulouse Cedex 4 France,
5 CSA – Canadian Space Agency, 6767 route de l’aéroport, St- Hubert (Qc) J3Y 8Y9 Canada,
6 ESA – European Space Agency ESTEC Keplerlaan 1, 2201 Noordwijk, The Netherlands,
7 JSPEC – JAXA Space Exploration Center, 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510 Japan,
8 NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA HQ -300 E Street SW – Washington DC 20546 – USA,
9 STFC - Science & Technology Facilities Council - Polaris House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1SZ United Kingdom

Abstract: In 2006, 14 space agencies began a series
of discussions on global interests in space exploration.
Together they took the unprecedented step of
elaborating a vision for peaceful robotic and human
space exploration, focussing on destinations within the
Solar System where humans may one day live and
work, and developed a common set of key space exploration
themes. This vision was articulated in "The
Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination"
(the Framework Document), which was
released on May 31, 2007.

The process of creating, editing, and producing the
Framework Document has nurtured a strong consensus
and partnership among the fourteen founding space
agencies. This spirit of openness, flexibility, and mutual
respect that marked the Framework Document
development process yielded a truly cooperative effort
and the starting point for broader discussions.

A key element of the Framework Document was
the need to establish a voluntary, non-binding international
coordination mechanism through which individual
agencies may exchange information regarding interests,
objectives and plans in space exploration with
the goal of strengthening both individual exploration
programmes as well as the collective effort. The coordination
mechanism is now called the International
Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG)
whose members are working together since the adoption
of its Terms of Reference by the participating
agencies in November 2007.

The presentation will present the contents of the
Framework Document, describe the activities performed
by ISECG and discuss its relationship with
other existing groups like ILEWG.

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Report of the 3rd Meeting of
International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG)

March 13, 2009 (JST)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Representatives of ten space agencies from around the world met under
the banner of the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).
The meeting was held on March 10-12, 2009 in Yokohama Japan, and was
chaired by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). They adopted for
further study three scenarios for conducting internationally coordinated robotic
and human exploration activities on the Moon.

Report of the 3rd Meeting of International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG)

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