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New Perspectives on
Invention and Innovation

Moving Beyond Earth:
Innovations in Space

November 18-19, 2011
at the National Air and Space Museum

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Apollo 11 on the luanch pad. Courtesy NASA History Office.Launch Pad

Friday, November 18
T –10

Orphans of Apollo film and discussion »

Saturday, November 19
Liftoff!

Keynote Address »

  • Howard McCurdy, professor of public administration and policy at American University and an authority on space history and policy

First Stage

Getting Off the Planet »

  • Michael Neufeld, National Air and Space Museum
  • John Logsdon, Department of Political Science and International Affairs and Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
  • Lawrence Williams, Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)
  • Moderator: Joyce Bedi, Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Second Stage

Living and Working in Space »

  • Matthew Hersch, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amy Foster, University of Central Florida
  • Pablo de Leon, Department of Space Studies and Space Suit Laboratory, University of North Dakota
  • Moderator: Cathleen Lewis, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian

Third Stage

Our Human Future in Space »

  • George Nield, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Tom Jones, planetary scientist, former astronaut and author
  • Haym Benaroya, Rutgers University
  • Moderator: Eric Hintz, Lemelson Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian

Touchdown!

Closing remarks »

  • Margaret Weitekamp, National Air and Space Museum

Mission Control

Photos from "Moving Beyond Earth"

Program (PDF)

Family Day Programs »

Photo: Apollo 11 on the launch pad. Courtesy NASA History Office.

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