2016 Statewide Symposium

Important Symposium Dates

Symposium Information

Friday, April 15, 2016

Symposium Banquet

The Friday night Space Grant Banquet will be held at the Hilton Tucson East hotel at 7600 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85710.

Symposium Banquet Keynote Speaker

Grant Anderson, President, CEO, and Co-founder of Paragon Space Development Corporation

"The Moon, Asteroids, Mars and Beyond.  Designing the Spacecraft Habitat"

NASA is transitioning from the operation of the International Space Station to looking beyond Earth orbit.  The Orion Vehicle, and the Space Launch System (SLS) are two of the elements needed and are existing programs.  However, the Orion vehicle is designed for 3 weeks of flight, not 3 months, or even 3 years.  To sustain the crew and meet their survival needs, a "Habitat" is needed for the long-duration flights that are needed and envisioned.  What will that habitat do?  What will it take to build it?  And what will it take to test and fly it beyond Earth orbit to intersolar regions?  In 30 years of human spacecraft design, and as a provider of life support technology for space, Paragon's Grant Anderson will give his thoughts, opinions and engineering judgment of what this major element of humankind's next, and ultimate, adventure will be.

Read more about Grant Anderson

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Statewide Symposium

The Saturday Space Grant Symposium will be held at the Kuiper Space Sciences building at 1629 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721.

Symposium Parking

Parking garages are FREE on weekends.

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