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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    E4. 51st IAA HISTORY OF ASTRONAUTICS SYMPOSIUM

    History of space science, technology & development, rocketry, personal memoirs. The entire spectrum of space history, at least 25 years old, is covered, as well as history of rocketry and astronautics in Australia. History of preparation and developments for the first Moon landing in 1969.

    Coordinator

    Ake Ingemar Skoog
    Germany

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    Otfrid Liepack
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    E4.1. Memoirs & Organisational Histories

    Autobiographical & biographical memoirs of individuals who have made original contributions to the development & application of astronautics & rocketry. History of government, industrial, academic & professional societies & organisations long engaged in astronautical endeavours.

    Co-Chair

    Marsha Freeman
    21st Century Science & TechnologyUnited States

    Niklas Reinke
    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)Germany

    Rapporteur

    John Charles
    NASA Human Research ProgramUnited States

    Karlheinz Rohrwild
    Hermann-Oberth-Raumfahrt Museum e.V.Germany

    E4.2. Scientific & Technical Histories

    Historical summaries of rocket & space programs, and the corresponding technical & scientific achievements.

    Co-Chair

    Christophe Rothmund
    Airbus Safran LaunchersFrance

    Radu Rugescu
    Association Dedicated to Development in Astronautics (A.D.D.A)Romania

    Rapporteur

    Paivi Jukola
    Aalto UniversityFinland

    William Jones
    United States

    E4.3A. History of Australia’s Contribution to Astronautics

    Special session with invited & proposed speakers. Origin (technical & political aspects) of the space activities & programs in Australia.

    Co-Chair

    Kerrie Dougherty
    Australia

    Otfrid Liepack
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Charles Lundquist
    University of Alabama in HuntsvilleUnited States

    John Harlow
    Aerojet RocketdyneUnited Kingdom

    E4.3B. “Can you believe they put a man on the Moon?”

    This special session welcomes papers focusing on all aspects of the development and preparation for the man arrival on the Moon in 1969. The session seeks papers on topics including but not limited to: technology & scientific aspects (developments, results, spin-offs, etc); reflection on the impacts (political, cultural and societal); contributions from non - US countries and Russia Moon program.

    Co-Chair

    John Charles
    NASA Human Research ProgramUnited States

    Vera Pinto Gomes
    European CommissionBelgium

    Rapporteur

    Otfrid Liepack
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States