THE FUTURE OF UK HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

Date: 26 October 2022

Time: FULL DAY (start and end times TBC)

Location: BIS HQ London

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Wednesday 26th October 2022

THE FUTURE OF UK HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SYMPOSIUM

The BIS invite you to attend a One-Day Symposium on UK Human Spaceflight Policy. The event is being hosted at the BIS HQ in London and is an in-person only event. This is a full-day event and a buffet lunch and drinks are included in the ticket price. Entry is by ticket only, which can be obtained by registering using the link below.

Registration open – CLICK HERE to book your place. 

Places are limited – book your place now to avoid disappointment!

Ticket sales close on 25/10/22 at 16:00 GMT

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Date: Wednesday 26th October 2022

Event Time: 09:00 – 17:00 GMT (arrival and registration is 9:00-9:30)

Location: British Interplanetary Society, Arthur C. Clarke House, 27-29 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1SZ

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Symposium Overview

Globally human spaceflight is at a turning point; the ISS is coming to the end of its life, there is a new initiative to return humans to the Moon and a recent proposal to develop a European autonomous human spaceflight capability. With these points in mind, it is timely to look at the history and future of the UK involvement in human spaceflight, concentrating on its role in the context of the overall Government’s space policy vision to “build one of the most innovative and attractive space economies in the world.” Decisions that are made now will impact the UK’s position and opportunities for decades to come.

In the past human spaceflight has concentrated on science applications and more intangible soft societal goals, and these have proved of very limited interest to past UK governments. However, any human spaceflight policy will need to also consider the future commercial applications that will require a human presence, including public access, space resource utilisation and large-scale industrial activity.

Programme and Speakers

Invited Paper: National and international ambitions for human life in space; imagining 2075 – Prof Katharine Robson Brown, University of Bristol

The Past, Present and Future of UK Human Spaceflight – Nick Spall

Coordinating European Human Spaceflight Programmes with UK Space Policy Objectives – Mark Hempsell

Space Medicine in the UK – a key enabler for future human spaceflight – Dr Peter D Hodkinson & Dr Rochelle Velho

A Data Collection Programme for Improving Healthcare in UK Human Spaceflight Ventures – Henry Cope

A Procedure for Improving the Development of Space Policy – David Ashford

The History and Possibilities of British Space Suits – Griffith J Ingram

UK Human Spaceflight research:

Astronaut Playscapes: Need for the inclusion of recreation as a design requirement for future crewed space systems – L. Goument, I. Di Giulio, D. Green, P. Hodkinson,

Cognition in Zero Gravity: Effects of Spaceflight on Human Behaviour – Elisa Raffaella Ferre

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The event will take place at the BIS HQ building in London and is a full-day event on Wednesday 26th October 2022.

Ticket Prices (all prices are inclusive of VAT):

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  • Delegate (Non-Member – Standard) £70
  • Delegate (Non-Member – Student*/Over 65s) £50

Member Rates – – – – — – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

  • Delegate (Member – Standard) £50
  • Delegate (Member – Student*/Over 65s) £30

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