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Return to the Moon V We are Going Back to the Moon: This Time to Stay!
Join Us at The Fifth Annual Return to the Moon Conference July 16 – 18 at the Westin Casuarina, Las Vegas, Nevada
Click here for Return to the Moon V Preliminary Agenda Click here for Return to the Moon V Speakers Bios Click here for Return to the Moon V Call for Papers The President's new space exploration initiative calls for the return of humans to the Moon within the next decade. The Space Frontier Foundation has consistently and vigorously advocated lunar exploration and settlement from the very beginning. This will be our fifth Return To The Moon Conference. Each year, a passionate and diverse group of space entrepreneurs, astronauts, scientists, authors, innovators, NASA representatives, and international space experts meet for the sole purpose of discussing and planning the permanent settlement of the Moon. Topics covered range from critical technologies needed, to national space policy, to property rights and space law, to the architectural design of lunar colonies. Space entrepreneurs present and describe their projects and business models and provide first hand information of the progress made each year. The emphasis this year will be on the President's new Moon / Mars initiative as well as the exciting developments in commercial space: Suborbital tourism, new regulatory legislation (HR 3752), privately developed launch systems (SpaceEx), Orbital Recovery and upcoming missions. Our Conference Chairman this year is Andrew Chaikin, author of the book "A Man on The Moon" on which the HBO Series "From the Earth To The Moon" was based. Joining him as Co-Chair is one of our founders, Rick Tumlinson. Tumlinson was recently invited to the White House for the official presidential announcement of the Moon / Mars space exploration initiative and he has testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in strong support of human space settlement and the central role that private enterprise must play in opening up this new economic frontier. As usual, this year we are also honored by the participation of some very prominent and historic figures in space exploration. Among these: Dr. George Mueller also known as "The man who put men on the Moon" for leading the Apollo program from 1963 to 1969, Captain John Young, whose long and distinguished career included walking on the Moon during the Apollo 16 mission, Courtney Stadd, former NASA Chief of Staff, and James Cameron, director of such films as Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, and many others. James Cameron is among the leading innovators in film technology and an avid space enthusiast. This event promises to be the most relevant and exciting Return To The Moon Conference to date. We are planning additional surprises that will be announced as we receive final confirmations. Please check back at this website regularly for updates and new announcements. If you are considering submitting a technical paper for presentation (please go to the Call for Papers page) or are simply interested in seeing the exploration and settlement of the Moon take place within our lifetime, this is an event you should not miss. Register now to ensure your place at this historic event.

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Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is the definitive guide to the Apollo program. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

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special Return to the Moon Conference rate. There are a limited number of rooms available at this special rate. Once all the rooms have been reserved, we have no guarantee from the hotel that these rates can be extended. Reserve early to make sure you don't miss out on this special conference promotion. The Westin Casuarina is a brand new hotel. All guestrooms feature brand new 'heavenly beds' (very fine mattresses), luxury baths, high-speed Internet ports and safes which can fit laptops. All meeting rooms also feature high-speed Internet ports. Room service is 24 hour (Las Vegas, baby, this town never sleeps!). Brand-new workout facilities are available, as are a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The Casuarina is a five minute's walk to the Flamingo/Strip corner, where Caesars Palace meets Bellagio meets Bally's/Paris, with the brand-new Margaritaville bar facing the Strip. (For those with maps: we're at the northwest corner of Flamingo/Koval.) For more info on The Westin Casuarina, click here.

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LunaCorp http://www.lunacorp.com/

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Optech http://www.optech.on.ca/

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Return to the Moon Home Page Press Releases Lunar Policy Lunar FAQs Lunar History Lunar Science Lunar Commerce Lunar Experts Lunar Gallery Lunar Links Donate to this Project Foundation Home Page Return to the Moon Conference VI, 2005 Return to the Moon Conference V, 2004 Return to the Moon Conference IV, 2002 Return to the Moon Conference III, 2001 Return to the Moon Conference II, 2000 Return to the Moon Conference I, 1999 8:00 am Registration Opens 8:30 am Conference Manager’s Report – Manny Pimenta 9:00 am Founder's Welcome – Rick Tumlinson 9:30 am Keynote Address – Dr. Paul Spudis, Commission on Moon Mars & Beyond 10:30 am Coffee Break 11:00 am Session 1: Enabling Technologies for Mission Success, Session Manager: Bob Richards Dr. Satoru Nakazawa – SELENE Mission 11:20 am Jim Benson – Low Cost Private Sector Lunar Lander 11:40 am Ron Creel – Applying Apollo Lunar Rover Experiences to Future Rovers 12:00 pm Bob Richards – LIDAR Technology for Lunar Exploration & Development 12:20 pm Lunch 1:30 pm Session 2: Frederick Peters – Managing a Superproject: Lessons Learned from the US Manned Space Program 1:50 pm Prof. Barrett Caldwell – Requirements for Earth Based Mission Control of Lunar Ops 2:10 pm Karen Shea – Life Support 2:30 pm Bob Lancaster – Lunar Security and Police Operations 2:50 pm Prof. Haym Benaroya – Structural Design of a Lunar Base 3:15 pm Coffee Break 3:30 pm Session 3: MMB: Policy – Establishing a Foothold: Government and Business Roles, Session Manager: George Whitesides George Whitesides – Congressional Attitudes Toward MMB Share your views on Space with your elected representatives! Enter your zip and click above to get info and links to your state and local members of Congress. 3:50 pm Courtney Stadd – Entrepreneurs to the Moon; Reality or Farce? 4:10 pm Guenter Wendt 4:30 pm Jeff Bingham – The Space Station: Lessons & Opportunities for Commercial Space 4:50 pm Dr. Yoji Kondo – Return to the Moon: This Time We Stay! 5:30 pm End of Friday’s Sessions Friday July 16, 2004

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Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

Saturday July 17, 2004 – Main Room 8:00 am Main Room – The Cool Side of the Moon – Public Awareness / Public Excitement / Public Interest – Registration Opens 8:30 am Keynote Address – Wendell Mendell - The Moon as a Stepping Stone to Mars 9:30 am Session 4: Space and the Imagination, Session Manager: Tony DeTora Tony DeTora – The Man in the Moon Wants You to Buy This Car 9:50 am David Gump – Lunacorp; Radio Shack and Advertising 10:10 am Steve Durst – From Hawaii to the Moon: A Lunar Analog Enterprise 10:30 am Coffee Break 11:00 am Session 5: Public Awareness – We All Want to Go, Session Manager: Jeff Krukin Brent Bowen/ Mary Fink – NASA’s Education Pipeline Initiative 11:20 am Gene Meyers – Outreach to Children 11:40 am Jonathan Kemp – Aloha Moon, Mars and Beyond

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12:00 pm Jeff Krukin – The Human-Space Connection 12:20 pm Lunch 1:45 pm John Young 2:30 pm Session 6: The Journey: Come Sail Away, Session Manager: David Anderman Jonathan Goff – Cis-Lunar Transport 2:50 pm David Hoerr – Low Cost Lunar Ops from a Two-Stage to Orbit Vehicle 3:10 pm Allen Crider – Low Cost Landable Lunar Base 3:30 pm David Anderman – CSI: Project Constellation 3:50 pm Coffee Break 4:15 pm Frank Sietzin – New Moon Rising 5:05 pm End of Saturday’s Sessions 7:00 pm Reception 8:00 pm Banquet 8:15 pm Elaine Walker – sings space songs 9:00 pm Banquet Speaker: Andrew Chaikin "A Man on the Moon"

Saturday July 17, 2004 – Breakout Sessions 8:00 am Breakout Room A – The Cool Side of the Moon – Public Awareness / Public Excitement / Public Interest – Registration Opens 8:30 am See Main Room Schedule 9:30 am Session 4A: Lunar Activities: Why We Want To Go, Session Manager: Robert Strong Robert Strong – Lunar Lighthouse II 9:50 am Forrest Bishop – Micro-Scale Light Sails 10:10 am Prof. Barrett Caldwell – The Captain’s Log: Real Time Mission Control 10:30 am Coffee Break 11:00 am Session 5A, Session Manager: Robert Strong Robert Strong – Lunar Lifter 11:20 am Joshua Neubert 11:40 am Forrest Bishop – XY Active Cells 12:00 pm George Herbert – Lunar Millennium Project 12:20 pm Lunch 1:45 pm See Main Room Schedule 2:30 pm Session 6A, Session Manager: Dr. Tom Matula Michael Mealling – The Artemis Project: Engineering a Lunar Industry 2:50 pm Dr. Tom Matula – Marketing the New Vision to the Public 3:50 pm Coffee Break 4:15 pm See Main Room Schedule 7:00 pm See Main Room Schedule

Sunday July 18, 2004 8:00 am Registration Opens 9:00 am Keynote Address: Dr. George Mueller – Kistler Aerospace Corporation 9:30 am Dennis Wingo – Spotlight: Moon Rush 10:15 am Coffee Break 10:45 am Session 7: Sustaining a New Society Eric Dahlstrom – Interplanetary Economy 11:05 am Dr. David Livingston – Space Development Economics 11:25 am Mike Ryan – Sustaining Quality of Life 11:45 am Town Hall Meeting: Reaching the Moon 12:30 pm Closing Remarks Copyright © 1996 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation. All rights reserved. All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright/ intellectual property law.

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RTM V Speakers Bios
Andrew Chaikin – RTM V Co-Chairman
www.andrewchaikin.com Andrew Chaikin has authored books and articles about space exploration and astronomy for more than two decades. He is also active as a lecturer at museums, schools and corporate events, and in radio and television appearances. Chaikin is best known as the author of A Man on the Moon: The Triumphant Story of the Apollo Space Program, first published in 1994. This acclaimed work was the main basis for Tom Hanks' HBO miniseries, From the Earth to the Moon, which won the Emmy for best miniseries in 1998. Chaikin spent eight years writing and researching A Man on the Moon, including hundreds of hours of personal interviews with each of the 23 surviving lunar astronauts. Apollo moonwalker Gene Cernan said of the book, "I've been there. Chaikin took me back." A three-volume, fully illustrated edition of A Man on the Moon was published by Time-Life books in 1999. Chaikin co-edited The New Solar System, a compendium of writings by planetary scientists, now in its fourth edition. He is also the author of Air and Space: The National Air and Space Museum Story of Flight, published in 1997 by Bulfinch Press. He collaborated with moonwalker-turned-artist Alan Bean to write Apollo: An Eyewitness Account, published in 1998 by the Greenwich Workshop Press. Chaikin co-authored the text for the highly successful collection of Apollo photography, Full Moon, which was published by Knopf in 1999. His most recent book, SPACE: A History of Space Exploration in Photographs, was published in 2002 by Carlton Books. From 1999 to 2001 Chaikin served as Executive Editor for Space and Science at SPACE.com, the definitive website for all things space. He was also the editor of SPACE.com's print magazine, Space Illustrated. Chaikin is a commentator for National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, and the NPR programs Fresh Air and Talk of the Nation. A former editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, Chaikin has also been a contributing editor of Popular Science and has written for Newsweek, Air&Space/Smithsonian, World Book Encyclopedia, Scientific American, and other publications. A graduate of Brown University, Chaikin served on the Viking missions to Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and was a researcher at the Smithsonian's Center for Earth and Planetary Studies before becoming a science journalist in 1980.

Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is the definitive guide to the Apollo program. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

Share your views on Space with your elected representatives! Enter your zip and click above to get info and links to your state and local members of Congress.

Rick Tumlinson – RTM V Co-Chairman
Founder, Space Frontier Foundation www.ricktumlinson.com A regular contributor to the space industry paper "Space News", Tumlinson's writings and quotes have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald and dozens of other publications. He has appeared on such national television programs as ABC's World News Tonight, the CBS Morning Show, and Politically Incorrect. Internationally he has appeared on TV sets from Russia to China's CCTV and the BBC and has been quoted in a wide range of journals, from the Economist to China's People's Daily. Tumlinson worked for noted scientist Gerard K. O'Neill at the Space Studies Institute, produced the animated videos used to gain funding for the Air Force's DC-X rocket project and created the first ever paid political announcement for space. He helped pass the Space Settlement Act of 1988, testified before the National Commission on Space, was a founding trustee of the X-Prize and was a lead witness in three congressional hearings on NASA in the 1990’s.

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He co-founded the firm LunaCorp which produced the first ever TV commercial shot on the International Space Station for Radio Shack, led the team which turned the Mir Space Station into the world's first commercial space facility, signed up Dennis Tito, the world's first "citizen explorer," and has assisted in numerous other such projects. Rick was one of only twenty guests invited by the White House to the formal announcement of the President's Space Initiative at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He subsequently appeared as an expert witness before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation discussing President's initiative and the future of NASA. In addition to several prior appearances on that same Senate Committee, Rick has been an invited guest on the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather," CNBC's "Open Exchange" and was quoted in the Washington Post, LA Times, and the Orlando Sentinel, regarding the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. He appears often as a space commentator on CNN and is working on his first book, Manifesto for the Space Frontier.

Manny Pimenta – RTM V Conference Manager
Applications Engineering Manager, QEI Inc. Manny Pimenta is currently an Applications Engineering Manager for a New Jersey computer systems company. He has an Electrical Engineering degree and a Masters in Computer Science. He joined the Space Frontier Foundation after attending a Return To The Moon conference in Las Vegas and finding that many of the ongoing private efforts to push the space exploration vision were driven by Foundationeers. Mr. Pimenta is on the Foundation Board of Directors. He has been an advocate since 2002 and was Conference Manager for Return To The Moon IV, in Houston. He is also the Return to the Moon Project Manager.

Yoji Kondo – RTM V Speaker
Astrophysicist and Author Yoji Kondo, with a Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, headed the astrophysics laboratory at NASA Johnson Space Center during the Apollo and Skylab Missions, and later served as the director of a geosynchronous satellite observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for fifteen years. He is now co-investigator of the Kepler Mission to detect Earth-like planets; Kepler will be launched in 2007. He has held professorships at several universities, including the University of Pennsylvania and the Catholic University of America. He has published over 200 scientific papers and edited thirteen books on astrophysics and the space program. He has received a number of awards for his work, including the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, National Space Club Science Award, and Isaac Asimov Memorial Award. An asteroid has been named Yojikondo in recognition of his contributions to astronomy and the space program. Under the pseudonym of Eric Kotani <www.sfwa.org/members/kotani>, he has written seven science fiction novels, five of which with John Maddox Roberts, and some short stories; he also edited an anthology titled Requiem: New Collected Works by Robert A. Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master.

Jeff Krukin – RTM V Speaker
Speaker, Writer, Analyst, www.jeffkrukin.com Jeff Krukin became a Foundation Board Member in 1995. In 1997 he became a ProSpace Board Member and Director of the 1998 March Storm lobbying event. In 1999 he became Vice President and continued as Director of March Storm. He was Chairman in 2002 and served until 2004. He is currently on the Steering Committee of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, and a writer and speaker for the Foundation's Space Settlement Project.

Dr. Wendell W. Mendell – RTM V Speaker
Manager, Office for Human Exploration Science at NASA Johnson Space Center Dr. Wendell W. Mendell is the Manager, Office for Human Exploration Science at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). His research focus is remote sensing of planetary surfaces, particularly specializing in thermal emission radiometry and spectroscopy of the Moon. Over the past 19 years, he has worked in NASA on planning and advocacy of human exploration of the solar system, especially on the establishment of a permanent human base on the Moon. His interests in this regard lay as much with policy issues as with technical issues. He is most well known as the editor of the volume, Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century; and he received the 1988 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering from the National Space Society for this work. Dr. Mendell has a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology; a M.S. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a M.S. in Space Science and a Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University. Currently, Dr. Mendell splits his time between communicating the principles of the human exploration of the solar system to both lay and technical audiences and working on lunar research. He is a member of the College of Teachers of the International Space University (ISU). At ISU, he has led Design Projects for an International Lunar Base (1988), International Mars Mission (1991), International Lunar Farside Observatory and Science Station (1993), Vision 20/20 [a sampling of the future as seen by young space professionals] (1995), and Space Tourism: From Dream to Reality (2000). He belongs to several professional scientific and engineering societies. He is most active in the International

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Academy of Astronautics, where he currently serves on the Academic Commission for Space Policy, Economics, and Law; and in the AIAA, where he has chaired the Space Science and Astronomy Technical Committee and sits on the International Activities Committee. He served on and chaired the Executive Committee of the Aerospace Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is the author of numerous papers published in professional journals and presented at professional conferences. He also writes space-related articles for popular magazines, has served as Technical Editor for professional journals, and currently sits on the Editorial Board of the journal, Space Policy.

George E. Mueller – RTM V Keynote Speaker
Chief Executive Officer, Kistler Aerospace Corporation Dr. Mueller has served as a Director of the Company since 1995. He joined Kistler in April 1995, continuing a career in space, science, engineering and corporate leadership. From 1963 through 1969, Dr. Mueller led the program that put Americans on the moon. As head of the Apollo Manned Space Flight Program for NASA during that period, he was responsible for the Gemini, Apollo and Saturn programs. In this role, Kennedy, Johnson and Marshall Space Flight Centers reported to him. He was the originator of Skylab, the world's first space station, and is acknowledged to be the "Father of the Space Shuttle." Dr. Mueller is the author of "An Integrated Program of Space Utilization and Exploration," which has been the guiding document for NASA following the Apollo program. After leaving NASA, Dr. Mueller became Senior Vice President of General Dynamics Corporation from 1969 through 1971, and then Chairman and President of System Development Corporation from 1971 through 1983. From 1983 until joining Kistler, he was President of Jojoba Propagation Laboratories, and Chairman of Desert King Jojoba Corporation. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Science and three NASA Distinguished Service Medals.

Frank Seitzen, Jr. – RTM V Speaker
Correspondent, Space.com Frank Sietzen, Jr. is a Washington, DC-based journalist and analyst that specializes in space transportation, national security space, and commercial space issues. He was editor of the award-winning newsletter Military Space from 1994 to 1999, and space technology editor of Space Business News from 1989 to 1993. Sietzen has written for publications ranging from Popular Mechanics to the United Press International wire service, and is the author of three trade publications on space matters. He is former Editor-In-Chief of the bi-monthly magazine Ad Astra. Currently, Frank is Washington D.C. correspondent for space.com.

Paul D. Spudis – RTM V Keynote Speaker
Lunar Geologist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Paul D. Spudis is a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland. His specialty is the geology of the Moon. He has also studied the geology of Mars, Mercury, and many other worlds. Dr. Spudis was Deputy Leader of the science team for the Clementine lunar mission in 1994, and has participated in NASA and National Academy of Sciences committees that helped shape future space exploration.

Courtney A. Stadd – RTM V Speaker
Courtney A. Stadd was chief of staff and White House liaison for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He led President Bush's NASA transition team and worked with the NASA Administrator to help cast the agency's strategic direction. Stadd had chief responsibility for developing and executing turn-around plans, budgets, staffing which addressed the major financial and management challenges facing NASA's high-profile $15 billion research and development activities. In the late 1970s, Stadd was general manager of the National Space Institute (now called the National Space Society), founded by space pioneer Dr. Wernher von Braun, which is dedicated to promoting public support for the space program. Stadd has worked in both the private and public arenas, primarily focusing on identifying and removing barriers to market-driven opportunities in aerospace-related technology areas. He has held senior program management and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the White House. During his career, Mr. Stadd has been associated with the emergence of the commercial space transportation, satellite remote sensing and commercial space research industry sectors, along with the Global Positioning System. He has also worked in various capacities within the aerospace industry, including co-founding several satellite and space transportation ventures, such as Colorado-based DigitalGlobe. Over the past twenty years, in both official and private capacities, he has been invited by various U.S. Congressional committees to testify on a range of high technology related public policy matters. Stadd has been the recipient of numerous industry and government awards, including the 2002 U.S. Space Foundation Certificate of Honor for his contributions to advancing "the greater cause of the exploration and development of space", the Washington Space Business Roundtable's Public Service Award, and the 1994 American Astronautical Society's Lloyd V. Berkner Award. In 2001, Stadd was also awarded NASA's highest

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honor, The Distinguished Service Medal, for "his extraordinary vision, leadership, and dedication to...advancing technology into industry."

Dennis Wingo – RTM V Speaker
President, SkyCorp Incorporated Dennis Wingo is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities. He worked for early computer pioneers in the development of local area networks which eventually led to innovations such as DSL. He was also an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller. Dennis received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development. Dennis is the Founder & President of SkyCorp Incorporated and has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the space station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle.

George Whitesides – RTM V Speaker
Executive Director, National Space Society George Whitesides is the Executive Director of the National Space Society, the oldest and largest space advocacy group dedicated to the goals of private spaceflight and the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS has more than 20,000 supporters and over 50 chapters around the world. Founded in 1974 by Werner von Braun, NSS seeks to promote social, economic, technological and political change, to advance the day when humans will live and work in space. Whitesides began his career as Special Assistant to the President of Orbital Sciences Corporation. Since then, he has served as Vice President of Marketing for Zero Gravity Corporation, a private space-tourism company, and Director of Marketing for Blastoff Corporation, a space-experience company funded by film and technology leaders. Whitesides is the co-founder of Yuri's Night, a global celebration of space that includes 10,000 celebrants each year in over 50 cities and 30 countries. He is also the founder of Permission to Dream, a global spaceeducation program focused on astronomy, with local chapters in 16 countries. Both projects were started with essential support from the Space Frontier Foundation. A Fulbright scholar, Whitesides received his graduate degree in remote sensing and GIS from Cambridge University, and his undergraduate degree in public and international affairs from Princeton. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University. In recent years he has been a speaker at the Space Frontier Foundation’s Arthur C. Clark Awards in Los Angeles, UNESCO in Paris, the United Nations in Austria, and Oxford University, as well as events in other spacefaring countries like Brazil, China and Russia. He is the co-recipient, with Loretta Hidalgo, of the Space Frontier Foundation's Permission to Dream award.

John W. Young – RTM V Speaker
Astrouant John W. Young was selected by NASA as an astronaut in September 1962. He is the first person to fly in space six times from Earth, and seven times counting his Lunar liftoff. The first flight was with Gus Grissom in Gemini 3, the first manned Gemini flight. On Gemini 10, Young, as Commander, and Mike Collins, as Pilot, completed a dual rendezvous with two separate Agena target vehicles. On his third flight, Young was Command Module Pilot of Apollo 10. His fourth space flight, Apollo 16, was a Lunar exploration mission, with Young as Spacecraft Commander. He and Charlie Duke set up scientific equipment and explored the Lunar highlands at Descartes. They collected 200 pounds of rocks and drove over 16 miles in the Lunar Rover on three separate geology traverses. Young’s fifth flight was as Spacecraft Commander of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission in April 1981, with Bob Crippen as Pilot. Young’s sixth flight was as Spacecraft Commander of STS-9, the first Spacelab mission. In 1973, Young was made Chief of the Space Shuttle Branch of the Astronaut Office. In 1974, he was selected to be Chief of the Astronaut Office, where he served until 1987. From 1987 to 1996, Young served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Johnson Space center for Engineering, Operations, and Safety. In 1996, Young was assigned as Associate Director (Technical) of Johnson Space Center. He is responsible for technical, operational and safety oversight of all Agency Programs and activities assigned to JSC. As an active astronaut, he remains eligible to command future Shuttle astronaut crews. Copyright © 1996 - 2008 Space Frontier Foundation. All rights reserved. All work contained herein is protected by United States copyright/ intellectual property law.

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