Human Presence in Space

January 3, 2012

Human space flight enters a revolutionary new phase of expansion. Government space agencies of USA, China, Japan, Russia and Europe announced their ambitious plans for human space flights. At the same time, private space industry has produced spacecrafts for sub-orbital flights and a space facility for human habitation in orbit. Other components necessary for space flight are also under development by private industry. However, space legislature does not follow current trends and it is not adjusted for private human space flights.

Through a series of public lectures, participants of the Forum will talk about their experiences in space flight and present some of the basic problems in human conquering of Space. Lectures will be followed by public round table discussions with the opportunity for general public to ask questions to the forum participants. It will also be broadcasted live over the Internet. Additional public lectures about the participants’ experiences in space travel are also planned.

SCHEDULE OF SHORT PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSIONS

August 24, 2007: Topic – Human Space Flight

17:30-18:00h Opening ceremony and introductory remarks
18:00-20:00 Panelist presentations (15 minutes each)
20:00-20:15h Break
20:15-22:00h Moderated Panel Discussion

August 25, 2007: Topic – Legislation and Commercial Uses of Space

18:00-20:00 Introductory remarks and panelist presentations (15 minutes each)
20:00-20:15h Break
20:15-22:00h Moderated Panel Discussion

August 26, 2007: Topic – Opening the New Frontier – Entrepreneurial Perspectives

18:00-20:00 Introductory remarks and panelist presentations (15 minutes each)
20:00-20:15h Break
20:15-22:00h Moderated Panel Discussion
22:00h Concluding remarks and closing ceremony

SPECIAL LECTURES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: “Our Flight to Space”
[POSEBNA PREDAVANJA ZA OSNOVNOŠKOLCE: "Naš put u Svemir"]

August 24, 2007 (11:00h): Edward Tsang Lu
August 25, 2007 (11:00h): Gregory Olsen
August 26, 2007 (11:00h): Per Wimmer