LEAG Annual Meeting Presentations Available
October 19, 2007
A variety of speakers from all over the world gathered in Houston for five days to attend the LEAG Annual Meeting. The purpose of the workshop, entitled “Enabling Exploration: The Lunar Outpost and Beyond,” was to bring together academic, governmental, and private sector interests to discuss progress in lunar exploration, share ideas and information, and form collaborations. The meeting provided an opportunity to integrate diverse interests in lunar exploration to reduce risk and cost of establishing a permanent presence on the Moon through novel and innovative ideas, technologies, and partnerships.
The meeting began by identifying its goal, which was “To define pathways to offset the costs and risks of achieving the next step in space exploration.” The meeting focused on ten primary topics. More than 60 speakers presented their views on these topics, and ample opportunity for discussion with the audience was provided.
LEAG is responsible for analyzing scientific, technical, commercial, and operational issues associated with lunar exploration in response to requests by NASA. The analysis group serves as a community-based, interdisciplinary forum for future exploration and provides analysis in support of lunar exploration objectives and their implications for lunar architecture planning and activity prioritization. They provide findings and analysis to NASA through the NASA Advisory Council.
LEAG will meet annually or as otherwise needed or upon request of the Council Chair. The LEAG Chair sets the annual meeting schedule in consultation with the LEAG Executive Committee, and the findings of each meeting and analysis activity are reported to the Planetary Science Subcommittee and other relevant Committees of the Council.
To view the LEAG presentations, visit http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/leag2007/presentations/.
Last updated January 30, 2008