Chronicles of the first Asgardia Space Science and Investment Congress (Photos)

The first Asgardia Space Science and Investment Congress (ASIC), held in Darmstadt, Germany, October 14-16, brought together scientists, aerospace industry specialists, and investors to discuss solutions to make humanity’s future in space possible. See the faces of the last two days of the Congress.

Bob Thirsk during gala dinner


Dr. Klaus Slenzka, Dr. Christine Hellweg and others on the gala dinner


Speaker Jacob Mulder talks to other participants during the gala dinner


Gala dinner 


National award of Asgardia. 


Klaus Slenzka, Business unit head in OHB, Bremen, Germany, Dr. Jeffrey Manber, CEO of Nanoracks, Texas, USA and Iouri Pigulevski, DLTECH Institute, Switzerland


Victor Demaria-Pesce,  ESA

Dr. Mark Shelhamer, Former Chief Scientist of the NASA Human Research Program, USA  and Prof Laurence Young, the Apollo Program Professor in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Bob Thirsk, Astronaut, CSA and Frank De Winne, Astronaut, Head of European Astronaut Center


Steven Jillings, LEIA, University of Antwerp, Belgium and Dr. Mark Shelhamer, Former Chief Scientist of the NASA Human Research Program, USA


Prof. Sarah Baatout and Prof. Floris Wuyts


Speaker Dr. Nissem Abdeljelil, Faculty of Medicine, Sousse, Tunisia


Speaker Ilya Gulko, Ohio State University, USA




Speaker Christian Zschoch, Projekt Spaceship, Germany



Rudolf C. Meiner, Chairman of Fusion Energy Foundation


Receiving a prize for best presentation/poster 


Getting a prize for the best best presentation/poster.


The first Asgardia Space Science and Investment Congress (ASIC), held in Darmstadt, Germany, October 14-16, brings together scientists, aerospace industry specialists, and investors to discuss solutions to make humanity’s future in space possible. To ‘Pave the road to living in space,’ we need solutions to overcoming cosmic radiation, learning to live in artificial and lunar gravity, and, most importantly, human children must be born, and grow up, in space. The Congress also addresses topics like 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, and space weather.