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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    E5. 28th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY

    This 28th symposium is organised by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Presentations will review the impact and benefits of space activities on the quality of life on Earth and in space. A broad range of topics may be covered including arts and culture, space architecture, and society's expectations from space exploration and research, as well as technology and knowledge transfer.

    Coordinator

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    E5.1. Architecture for humans in space: design, engineering, concepts and mission planning

    The session welcomes papers on all aspects of the challenges of emplacing, sustaining, and growing accommodations for space habitation throughout the inner solar system: Earth orbits, Lagrange points, the Moon's surface, interplanetary space, Near Earth Objects, the moons of Mars, the surface of Mars and the asteroid Main Belt. These places share a need for basic protection against space radiation, vacuum and thermal extremes, but vary widely in remoteness, proximity to gravity wells and resources, and socio-psychological impact. Architectural solutions, including pressurized volume, shielding, life support, food production, transportation access and social accommodation will stretch concepts and technologies for space architecture. The session seeks papers on topics including but not limited to: integration of architecture, structures, space systems, life-support systems, man-machine interfaces and new technologies.

    Co-Chair

    Brent Sherwood
    Caltech/JPLUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Anna Barbara Imhof
    Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)Austria

    E5.2. Models for Successfully Applying Space Technology Beyond Its Original Intent

    Many R&D organizations look for ways to demonstrate the value of their technology portfolio to educate as well as to accommodate a broad community of onlookers and users. Academia- and government-sponsored space programs need to depict how their science and technology activities are relevant to knowledge sharing, technology commercialization and technology transfer. Papers will explore a variety of approaches that organizations can adopt for the successful transfer of technologies that impact new products and services for space and non-space applications. Relevant legislation, business structures, models, metrics, and alternative technology transfer models will be discussed. Papers will provide examples of successful models with descriptions of the approach and tools used, results to date, issues addressed, and ongoing changes made.

    Co-Chair

    Nona Minnifield Cheeks
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/Goddard Space Flight CenterUnited States

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Anna Barbara Imhof
    Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)Austria

    E5.3. Contemporary Arts Practice and Outer Space: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

    Since the late 1970s a number of artists have been negotiating access to space facilities and organisations, critiquing or making experiential the exploration and utilisation of space, or re-purposing space technology, materials or data independently or in direct exchange with the space sector. Today this practice is branching into a several directions, ranging from performance, installation, video, or conceptual work situated in the space or space analogous environments themselves, to commercial gallery contexts and the realm of participation and public engagement with science. This session addresses the practice of contemporary artists who have developed new ways to appropriate space for their work, the conceptual and practical foundations of their engagement, and the implications of this emerging aesthetic paradigm for both the fields of space and art. Submissions are welcome from artists and art historians, and from space industry and space agency representatives as well as from the cultural sector facilitating or programming related projects crossing over the increasingly blurred boundaries of creative practice.

    Co-Chair

    Richard Clar
    Art TechnologiesUnited States

    Tibor Balint
    Jet Propulsion LaboratoryUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Ioannis Michaloudis
    Charles Darwin UniversityAustralia

    E5.4. Space Assets and Disaster Management

    This session will explore the role space assets can play in situations requiring disaster management and emergency response. Papers will discuss how space assets and applications can be brought to bear to assist with situation monitoring and assessment, shortening response times and mitigating impact on affected populations.

    Co-Chair

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Jillianne Pierce
    Space FloridaUnited States

    E5.5. Space Societies, Professional Associations and Museums

    Space societies, professional associations and museums form a special and important group of IAF members - nearly one quarter of the membership and, as a sector, second in size after space industries. They include professional societies, space museums, space associations, non-profit organisations and other organisations interested in space activities. Some have a large membership of 10 000 or more, others can be small; a few are already a century old, others are just being created. They exist in traditional and emerging space nations. Together they champion the interests of an impressive number of individuals and organizations connected to space. This symposium offers a podium for ideas and proposals to enhance the interaction between the organisations, their members and the Federation. Papers may address proposals to exchange experiences and best practices; sharing articles, exhibitions or educational material; novel ideas to help outreach to the general public, etc. Of particular interest are papers exploring ways to foster communication and collaboration and to develop mutual benefits amongst young societies, representatives of emerging space nations and museums within and outside the IAF family.

    Co-Chair

    Jean-Baptiste Desbois
    SEMECCEL Cité de l'EspaceFrance

    Scott Hatton
    The British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Minoo Rathnasabapathy
    Austria

    E5.IP. Interactive Presentations

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of Space and Society addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific eight minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the E Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Geoffrey Languedoc
    Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI)Canada

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States