G. Jeffrey Taylor (Chair, Lunar Exploration Analysis Group and President, Space Resources Roundtable, Inc.),
University of Hawai'i at Manoa;
Lunar and Planetary Institute;
NASA Chief Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Institute;
National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
Space Resources Roundtable, Inc.;
NASA Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
Ariel Anbar, Arizona State University;
Chip Shearer, University of New Mexico;
David McKay, NASA Johnson Space Center;
Paul Spudis, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory;
Terri Lomax, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters;
Tony Ricco, Stanford University;
Pete Worden, University of Arizona;
Roger Angel, University of Arizona;
Eugenia Wang, University of Louisville;
David Beatty, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ISRU (including economics):
Jerry Sanders, NASA Johnson Space Center;
Mike Duke, Colorado School of Mines;
Ed McCullough, Boeing, Inc.;
Larry Taylor, University of Tennessee;
Leslie Gertsch, University of Missouri at Rolla;
Alex Ignatiev, University of Houston
Mike Wargo, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters;
Chris Culbert, NASA Johnson Space Center;
Dean Eppler, NASA Johnson Space Center
Rick Tumlinson, Space Frontier Foundation;
Paul Eckert, Boeing, Inc.;
Charles O'Dale, Senomix Software, Inc.
Dallas Bienhoff, Boeing, Inc.
||The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists, engineers, and business
people to help mold the lunar exploration program into a coherent, integrated, exciting,
and productive venture. It will be an opportunity for experts from diverse fields to share
ideas and form collaborations.
||The Space Resources Roundtable VII will be held October 2528, 2005, at the South
Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Boulevard, League
City, Texas 77573 (phone: 281-334-1000 or 800-442-5005).
| MEETING FORMAT|
||Sessions have been organized by central topics in lunar exploration (see Session Titles
below). Each session includes a keynote talk and a small number of contributed talks.
Numerous contributions will be presented as posters.
The three-and-a-half-day workshop will consist of seven sessions. Morning sessions are
scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., and afternoon sessions are scheduled from 1:30 until
5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided on site in Salons A, B, and C from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Presentations will be in plenary format on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 and 26,
and on Friday morning, October 28.
A demonstration of the modern spacesuit will be featured at lunch on Wednesday,
On Thursday, October 27, there will be a joint meeting with the Lunar Commerce
Executive Roundtable, with a plenary discussion from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., and breakout
discussion groups scheduled to follow. An appropriate member of the community
represented by the topic, assisted by a note-taker, will lead the breakout sessions. Each
breakout group will consider a single topic, with focus given by the discussion leader and
a prepared list of key discussion topics and questions. Each group will report to the
plenary about their major conclusions. These reports will form the basis for a written
version of the findings of the discussions.
The reports, along with the abstracts and list of organizers and participants, will be
included in a hardcopy volume to be published by LPI.
A poster session with refreshments is scheduled for Wednesday evening, October 26. A
joint reception with the Lunar Commerce Executive Roundtable, scheduled for Thursday
evening, will provide an opportunity for additional poster viewing.
The conference will adjourn at noon on Friday, October 28. Lunch will NOT be served
For more information, see the preliminary program.
Invited oral presentations have been assigned various time allotments (details are
included in the preliminary program). Contributed oral presentations have been scheduled
to allow 15 minutes for speaking.
Audio-visual equipment available for oral presentations will include one LCD projector
and one overhead projector. NOTE: A 35-mm carousel slide projector will NOT be
See the instructions for electronic presentations.
Authors must be present to discuss their poster in the scheduled sessions on Wednesday
and Thursday evenings, October 26 and 27. Poster presentations may be installed on
Tuesday morning and may remain up through noon on Friday, October 28.
Each poster display space is 44" × 44". Two presenters will share one side of one panel,
so it is important that displays are confined to the 44" × 44" limit. Posters must be
designed to be attached to the panel with pushpins. Due to space limitations, computer
demonstrations, VCR players, or tables with handout materials cannot be accommodated
as a part of a poster display.
- NASA Plans for Return to the Moon
- Lunar Science
- Biomedicine and Biology
- What Role Should the Moon Play in the Future of Astrophysics?
- ISRU and Its Contribution to Space Exploration
- Exploration Techniques
- Lunar Commerce
- What's Next for the SRR and LEAG?
- From the Moon to Mars and Beyond
| ORGANIZING COMMITTEE|
||The organizing committee includes representatives from science, ISRU, exploration
systems, and business. It formed the core group that organized the sessions, defined
discussion topics for the breakout sessions, and identified speakers, discussion leaders,
and scribes. The committee will help write the syntheses of the discussions.
The conference registration fee is now $220.00 for professionals and $120.00 for students
(this includes the $20 late fee, which went into effect after September 30). The
registration fee covers conference services, including morning and afternoon breaks,
three lunches, two receptions, and a program and abstract volume. Participants registering
by credit card may use the electronic registration form; those registering using any
other method of payment should use the downloadable registration form. Requests for
cancellation with a fee refund (less a $10.00 processing fee) will only be accepted
through October 18, 2005.
NOTE: Those who fail to attend and do not notify the LPI Publications and Program Services
Department prior to the October 18 deadline will forfeit their full fee.
||A limited number of guest rooms are available at the conference hotel. South Shore
Harbour Resort & Conference Center is an award-winning hotel on the shores of Clear
Lake (phone: 281-334-1000; fax: 281-334-1157), approximately a 20-minute drive from
the LPI. The LPI has negotiated with the hotel to offer standard rooms for $99.00 (single
occupancy) and $109.00 (double occupancy) per night plus 12% tax. To qualify for these
rates, you must identify yourself as a participant at the Space Resources Roundtable.
Based upon availability, the special room rate will apply two days before and two days
after the conference dates.
The conference hotel is now full. Please check with one of the other hotels in the area for room availability.
| AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE|
||Galveston Limousine Service provides continuous shuttle service from both George Bush
Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Aiport. The fare for EITHER airport is $50.00 round
trip per person or $30.00 one way, per person. Reservations for Galveston Limousine
may be made via their Web site at www.galvestonlimo.com or by calling 1-800-640-
4826. (When making reservations, please identify yourself as an LPI meeting participant,
as South Shore Harbour is not on Galveston Limousine's normal route.)
Clear Lake Shuttle (281-334-3873), located in the lobby of South Shore Harbour
Resort and Conference Center, provides shuttle service five times a day to or from
Hobby Airport for $20.00 (one way, $10.00 per additional person, 24-hour
advance reservations required); and to or from George Bush Intercontinental
Airport for $85.00 (one way, $10.00 per additional person, 24-hour advance
| NOTE ABOUT THE SPONSORS|
||The Space Resources Roundtable, Inc., is a not-for-profit private organization devoted to
the development of space resources for the benefit of people on Earth. The Lunar and
Planetary Institute (LPI) was created to foster lunar and planetary science and the
exploration of the solar system. The Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) is a
community-based interdisciplinary forum that analyzes scientific, engineering,
technology, and operational issues associated with lunar exploration to support the Vision
for Space Exploration; it reports its findings and analyses to the Science Mission
Directorate, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, and the NASA Chief
| CONTACT INFORMATION|
||For more information about the workshop scientific program, contact|
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Lunar and Planetary Institute
For more information about workshop logistics, contact
Lunar and Planetary Institute
|October 7, 2005||Deadline for hotel reservation at reduced rate|
|October 18, 2005||Deadline for cancellations with fee refunds (less administrative fee)|
|October 2528, 2005 ||Space Resources Roundtable VII: LEAG Conference on Lunar Exploration|
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