Paving the road
to living in space
Asgardia’s First Space Science
AND Investment Congress
Asgardia moon congress
14–16

October

European Space Operations
Centre (ESOC)
Darmstadt

Frankfurt • Germany

The vision behind the first Asgardia Space Science and Investment Congress is to bring 250 people together from academia, aerospace industry, as well as investors, who are eager to shape the future for living in space. The time has come to create space environments besides the ISS where humans can live for extended periods. The congress will focus on the science and technology required to support these first permanent space habitats. Among several topics the focus will lie on:

  • Overcoming cosmic radiation /
  • Living in artificial and lunar gravity /
  • Procreation and growing up in space

Other topics include life support systems, space tourism, energy harvesting, recycling, human performance, commercial space transportation, space physiology, new materials, space architecture, counter measures, astrobiology, water and oxygen supply, space debris, space weather,…
ASIC offers a unique new forum to bring together experts and scientists from multiple disciplines, from all space agencies, universities and industries worldwide, to address these challenges as we look towards the future of humanity. The congress is for everyone who is curious about human spaceflight and paving the road towards permanent space inhabitation. The programme will include topic-led sessions with top level key-note lectures, panel discussions, and individual lectures/presentations. Next, there will be poster areas where lively discussions are being held. Also PhD students are encouraged to present their work.

Congress Registration Fee

The registration fee grants you participation to all scientific sessions during the three days of the congress, food and drinks during the breaks as well as the Gala Dinner. Congress participants also receive special accommodation deals.

INVITED
SPEAKERS
INVITED SPEAKERS
Prof. Floris Wuyts
President of the Congress
Dr. Luca Sorriso-Valvo
Science Committee Chair
Frank de Winne
Astronaut, Head of European Astronaut Center
Bob Thirsk
Astronaut, CSA (Canada)
Dr. Klaus Slenzka
Head of OHB Life Sciences - Chief Scientist of the Blue Horizon Companies
DR. Gilles Clement
AG expert - Lyon Neuroscience Centre, France
Frank Preud'homme
Sales & Business Development Director, QinetiQ Space
DR. Mark Shelhamer
Former NASA Chief Scientist Human Research Program
Dr. Didier Schmitt
ESA
Prof. Laurence Young
MIT, Professor of Astronautics
DR. Satoshi Iwase
Professor, Aichi Medical University
Dr. Elena Tomilovskaja

Preliminary programme

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
01
OCTOBER 14 th
Monday
Time
10:00 – 13:00
Arrival and registration at ESOC
13:00 – 14:00
Opening Ceremony
14:00 – 15:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Space radiation
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break / Networking
16:00 – 17:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
17:30 – 18:30
Posters / Networking / Drinks
Topic: Artificial Gravity
Program
Arrival and registration at ESOC Opening Ceremony Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Coffee break / Networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Posters / Networking / Drinks
Topics
Space radiation Artificial Gravity
02
OCTOBER 15 th
Tuesday
Time
09:00 – 09:20
Award ceremony
09:20 – 10:50
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Spaceflight physiology
10:50 – 11:15
Coffee break/networking
11:15 – 12:45
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Space policy
12:45 – 14:00
Lunch – posters – networking
14:00 – 15:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Procreation
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break/networking
16:00 – 17:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Manufacturing and Space Habitats
17:30 – 18:30
Posters/networking/drinks
20:00 – 23:00
Gala Dinner
Program
Award ceremony Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Coffee break/networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Lunch – posters – networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Coffee break/networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Posters/networking/drinks Gala Dinner
Topics
Spaceflight physiology Space policy Procreation Manufacturing and Space Habitats
03
OCTOBER 16 th
Wednesday
Time
09:00 – 10:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Spaceflight physiology
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break/networking
11:00 – 12:30
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Commercial Spaceflight
12:30 – 13:30
Lunch – posters – networking
13:30 – 15:00
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Moon settlements
15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break/networking
15:30 – 17:00
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion
Topic: Space tourism
17:00 – 17:10
Closing
Program
Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Coffee break/networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Lunch – posters – networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Coffee break/networking Keynote, lectures and panel discussion Closing
Topics
Artificial Gravity II Commercial Spaceflight Moon settlements Space tourism

Abstract Submission

You are invited to submit a paper for presentation at the congress. A one-page abstract of maximum 500 words is needed. Student papers are welcomed and encouraged. Please indicate if you prefer poster or oral presentation. Deadline for abstract submission: 15th of August 2019.

Submit an Abstract

Science Committee

Dr. Luca Sorriso-Valvo, EQ - Chair
Marco Durante, GER
David Green, UK
Jack Van Loon, NL
Jeremy Saget, Fr
Victor Demaria, Arg