Clement Charles

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March 18th, 2014 by Clement Charles



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Almost half a century ago, man walked on the Moon. Ever since, men and women have worked tirelessly  on many other  space-based endeavors, with the latest goal being to reach Mars – a true human and  technological challenge.

To better understand this challenge, CSEM brings together keynote speakers such as Charlie Duke, who walked on the moon during the Apollo 16 mission; Elena Kondakova, the first Russian woman to make a long-duration spaceflight; “our” Claude Nicollier, also Chairman of CSEM; as well as Franco Ongaro, Head of ESTEC, the technology branch of ESA, who will provide us with the agency’s perspective; and Suren Erkman, Professor at the University of Lausanne, who will address the
relevance of manned interplanetary missions to terrestrial sustainability.

To my pleasure and honor, I will be moderating the debate with the fantastic panel.

The conference will take place at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Bern (Switzerland) on Wednesday, 9 April, 2014 from 13:30 to 18:00. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. Simply register with your the following link no later than 31 March 2014. After registering, you will receive a personal invitation by post that will be your official ticket to the

Please download here the full PDF program of the Mars_and_beyond_2014 conference.

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