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    IAC-18 — 69th International Astronautical Congress

    E5. 29th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY

    This 29th 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. Space Architecture: Habitats, Habitability, and Bases

    Space Architecture integrates all topics related to designing and building human environments for use in space. The session welcomes papers in three areas: 1) research, design, prototype testing, manufacture, and operation of habitats for space and analog terrestrial environments; 2) how habitats influence human health, psychology, and efficiency, and requirements based on the “human factor”; 3) fabrication and construction of habitable complexes on planetary surfaces or in orbit.

    Co-Chair

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Brent Sherwood
    Blue Origin LLCUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Anna Barbara Imhof
    Liquifer Systems Group (LSG)Austria

    E5.2. Is Space R&D Truly Fostering A Better World For Our Future?

    This session solicits papers for a panel discussion focusing on the distinct benefits to society from products derived from space research and development (R&D). The goal of this session is to examine and discuss cases of both emerging and established goals, best practices, and associated outcomes of knowledge sharing, technology transfer, and technology commercialization programs as they relate specifically to societal benefits. Presenters will identify distinctive ways their organizations are promoting the relevance of space R&D to diverse societies. Attendees will develop a broader awareness of how they can also identify and promote the benefits of space R&D in order to influence broader support of space R&D investments. Panel Members are asked to introduce novel practices which: - Increase attendee understanding of how innovations resulting from space R&D have changed, and will continue to change, the world. - Promote productive thinking about optimizing space R&D investments in order to maximize societal benefits. - Increase the understanding of technology transfer policies and practices for both space and non-space utilization. - Demonstrate the correlation and synergies between technology transfer and STEM education for interdisciplinary space careers and technical entrepreneurship. - Measurably demonstrate the impact of innovation derived from space R&D when transferred into new products, services and processes.

    Co-Chair

    Olga Bannova
    University of HoustonUnited States

    Nona Minnifield Cheeks
    Innovatyr, LLCUnited 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

    Melanie King
    Royal College of ArtUnited Kingdom

    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

    Scott Hatton
    The British Interplanetary SocietyUnited Kingdom

    Jean-Baptiste Desbois
    SEMECCEL Cité de l'EspaceFrance

    Ines Prieto
    SEMECCEL Cité de l'EspaceFrance

    Rapporteur

    Minoo Rathnasabapathy
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States

    E5.IP. Interactive Presentations - 29th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON SPACE AND SOCIETY

    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 ten 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