International Scientific Workshop on Golden Spike Human Lunar Expeditions
October 3–4, 2013
The Golden Spike Company and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) will be holding a two-day workshop for the US and international scientific community to explore the planned capabilities of Golden Spike human lunar expeditions planned to begin in 2020.
The workshop will be held at the Lunar and Planetary Science Institute (LPI) in Houston, Texas on October 3rd and 4th, 2013. The program
(see http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/gs2013/pdf/program.pdf) focuses on landing site selection, surface experiment package desires, sample return capabilities, and surface traverse planning. Almost 70 presentations and posters, and significant discussion time, are planned during the 1.5 day workshop.
The workshop’s program committee includes Dr. Alan Stern, CEO and President of Golden Spike, Dr. James Carpenter/European Space Agency, Dr. Steve Mackwell, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Dr. Amand Mahesh/The Open University in the UK, Dr. William McKinnon/Washington University at St. Louis, and Dr. Clive Neal/Notre Dame University.
To register and learn more, go to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/gs2013/. Discounted registration ends September 6th.