Lunar and Planetary Institute






LEAG 2009 Workshop on Sustaining Lunar Exploration November 16-19, 2009  Houston, Texas

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT — OCTOBER 2009

 

SPONSORED BY —
Lunar and Planetary Institute
National Aeronautics and
   Space Administration
NASA Lunar Exploration
   Analysis Group

CONVENERS —
Clive Neal,
   University of Notre Dame
Steve Mackwell,
   Lunar and Planetary Institute

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE —
Clive Neal,
   University of Notre Dame
Charles Shearer,
   University of New Mexico
Jeff Taylor,
   University of Hawaii
Michael Wargo,
   NASA Headquarters
Tom Morgan,
   NASA Headquarters
Bradley Carpenter,
   NASA Headquarters
Steve Mackwell,
   Lunar and Planetary Institute
Kurt Sacksteder,
   NASA Glenn Research Center
Paul Eckert,
   The Boeing Company

Greg Schmidt,
   NASA Ames Research Center

 

 
   
 

MEETING LOCATION AND DATE

   
 
   
   

The Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group will be held November 16–19, 2009, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, located in the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) building, 3600 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, Texas.

 

KEY POINTS:
When:  November 16–19, 2009
Where:  Houston, Texas

 
   
  PURPOSE AND SCOPE    
 
   
   

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon, learning from history is important for ensuring that a sustainable and long-term lunar return is possible. The Apollo program was not sustainable. The purpose of this workshop is to bring together academic, governmental, and private sector interests to focus on the sustainability theme of the LEAG-coordinated Lunar Exploration Roadmap. The meeting will incorporate the results from the latest missions (especially the LRO/LCROSS mission) to ensure that the framework for a sustainable presence is established early in this next era of lunar exploration.

   
 
   
  WORKSHOP FORMAT    
 
   
   

The three-and-one-half-day workshop will consist of contributed and invited oral presentations and contributed poster presentations centered on questions relevant to the workshop theme of sustaining lunar exploration.

The meeting will be predominantly technical sessions with a town hall meeting and two dedicated poster sessions in the evenings. The town hall meeting will focus on input to the NRC study on micro/partial gravity, which is particularly important for in situ resource utilization. The meeting will, as in previous years, be organized around questions and include the first results from the LRO/LCROSS mission.

The program is now available. Authors should check the author index to see when their presentation has been scheduled.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS
Oral presentations are scheduled to allow 15, 20, or 30 minutes for speaking.  Presenters of contributed talks will be notified by e-mail and should also check the program to see how much time their talk has been allotted.  All electronic presentations must follow workshop guidelines as detailed in the instructions for electronic presentations.  

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
Two dedicated poster sessions are scheduled on the evenings of November 16 and 17. Authors must be present to discuss their posters. Posters will remain on display throughout the workshop. Each poster display space is 44" x 44". Posters should be designed to attach to the panel with push pins, which will be provided.

   
 
   
  WORKSHOP PRODUCT    
 
   
   

The results of the meeting, especially the discussions, will identify exploration enablers (technology, ideas, partnerships, etc.) that will be incorporated into the Lunar Exploration Roadmap and presented in a white paper to NASA and the broader community.

The final meeting report, including abstracts, session summaries, and a list of meeting participants, will be published for the community on the LEAG website.

 

 

 
   
  REGISTRATION    
 
   
   
Through October 31, 2009
$150.00 Professional / $100.00 Student
November 1–15, 2009
$175.00 Professional / $125.00 Student
After November 15, 2009

Onsite Registration Only
$200.00 Professional / $150.00 Student

Credit card registrations:  Participants registering by credit card must use the secure electronic registration form.

Other methods of payment:  Those registering using any other method of payment (check, money order, or traveler’s check) must use the downloadable registration form.

Cancellations:  A $25.00 cancellation fee will be charged on all cancellations received before October 23, 2009. No refunds will be given after October 23.

 

KEY POINTS:
Onsite Registration Only
After November 15, 2009.

 
   
  TRANSPORTATION    
 
   
   

AIRPORTS —
The Houston metropolitan area is primarily served by two airports:  George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU). Visit the Houston Airport System webpage for more information on both airports.

AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE —
Galveston Limousine Service
provides continuous shuttle service from both George Bush Intercontinental Airport ($70.00 round trip per person) and Hobby Airport ($60.00 round trip per person). Reservations for Galveston Limousine may be made online or by calling 1-800-640-4826.

Clear Lake Shuttle (281-334-3873) is available to provide transportation to or from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport. Contact them directly for current rate information.

   
 
   
  NOTE ABOUT THE SPONSORS AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE    
 
   
   

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 NASA advisory council.

The executive committee of LEAG forms the organizing committee of this workshop along with the President of the Space Resources Roundtable and the Project Scientist of the LRO mission. It includes representatives from science, ISRU, exploration systems, and commerce. The committee will help write the syntheses of the discussions.

   
 
   
  CONTACTS    
 
   
   

For further information regarding the format and scientific objectives of the meeting, contact

CLIVE NEAL
University of Notre Dame
Phone:  574-631-8328
E-mail:  neal.1@nd.edu

STEVE MACKWELL
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Phone:  281-486-2180
E-mail:  mackwell@lpi.usra.edu

For further information regarding meeting logistics and announcements, please contact

ELIZABETH WAGGANER
Lunar and Planetary Institute
phone:  281-486-2164
e-mail:  wagganer@lpi.usra.edu

For further information regarding registration, please contact

LINDA TANNER
Lunar and Planetary Institute
phone:  281-486-2142
e-mail:  tanner@lpi.usra.edu



   
 
   
 
SCHEDULE
   
 
   
   
October 31, 2009
Deadline for registering at reduced rate
November 15, 2009
Deadline for registering in advance of the meeting
November 16–19, 2009
Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
in Houston, Texas
   
   
   
           

 


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