The National Space Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
22nd International Space Development Conference
Opens Today in Silicon Valley
"Roadmap To The Stars" Welcomes Public To
National Space Society’s Annual Gathering
SAN JOSE, California, May 23, 2003 — Over the Memorial Day weekend, Silicon
Valley will be the gathering place for a group of uniquely visionary people
with some creative ideas for solving some of mankind’s most pressing problems
— a group that sees the surprising answers not here on Earth, but in space.
The 22nd annual International Space Development Conference, opening today
through May 26 at the Hyatt San Jose, will host some of the world’s leading
scientists, entrepreneurs, teachers, astronauts and experts on space development.
Visiting conference experts and attendees will showcase innovative "space-based"
solutions to pressing energy, environmental, economic, transportation and
technology concerns facing humanity everywhere. Open to the general public
and sponsored by the National Space Society, this year’s conference
highlights, among others:
- Dr. Pascal Lee (NASA) discussing the NASA Haughton Mars Project.
- Dr. Jill Tarter (SETI Institute) providing an update on the Search for
- Dr. David Criswell (Texas Space Grant Consortium) exploring the potential
of Lunar Solar Power to meet terrestrial energy needs.
- Dr. Peter Diamandis (X Prize Foundation) talking about contenders for the
"X Prize" contest for launching private citizens into space.
- Marianne Dyson (former Mission Control shuttle flight controller,
children’s book author and current NSS Director) discussing "Why Space
Exploration is Important for Our Kids" and February’s Columbia space
- Larry Evans (Space Camp California) will unveil plans to revive the
dormant U.S. Space Camp California at the Queen Mary in Long Beach,
slated to reopen later this year.
The Hyatt San Jose is located at 1740 North First Street, San Jose, CA,
USA 95112. Telephone: 1-408-993-1234 (fax: 1-408-453-0259).
For additional details of The International Space Development Conference,
contact Samuel Coniglio (1-408-930-0102, [email protected]) or Pat
Montoure (1-408-930-5506, [email protected]). Or visit
http://isdc.nss.org/2003/ for the latest developments.
The National Space Society is a 501c3 non-profit organization devoted to
promoting the benefits of space travel. The 30,000+ public membership
within NSS encourages positive social, technical, economic, and political
efforts to advance humanity's peaceful and productive expansion into the
For more information, visit http://www.nss.org/