A Boston University Symposium

April 12-14, 2007

"Leading visionaries, space scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world met in Boston to discuss the future of space exploration. Gathered on the 50th anniversary of the space age, following the launch of Sputnik in 1957, and the 40th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty, they set a vision for the next 50 years in space." - excerpt from the symposium press release.

Pardee Paper No. 1: PDF

   The Future of Space Exploration and Human Development
   Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam


Post Symposium:

David Battel:
   Future Solutions to Earthly Problems (PDF)

Supriya Chakrabarti:
   The Future of Space Exploration: The Next 50 Years (WWW page, PDF)


Symposium Multimedia Links

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