Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

“The Next Giant Leap: Earth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond”

March 19-21, 2019

Tommy Douglas Conference Center
10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903


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In recognition of several milestones in space exploration, the 2019 Goddard Symposium will examine the history and future of the science and technology of exploring our home planet, our solar system, and beyond. Join us at our new venue in Silver Spring, Maryland, for the 57th annual Goddard Symposium!

(Subject to change)

Tuesday, March 19 – Opening Reception – 6-8pm

Wednesday, March 20

  • Opening Speaker
  • Panel Session: Looking Back and Looking Forward to the Next Giant Leap
  • Keynote Speaker: Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (Invited)
  • Panel Session: The Next Decade in Earth Science and Applications
  • Panel Session: Global Engagement Through Free and Open Big Data
  • Luncheon with Speaker
  • Panel Session: Commercialization in Low Earth Orbit
  • Speaker
  • Panel Session: The Attraction of the Moon
  • Reception

Thursday, March 21

  • Opening Speaker
  • Panel Session: Science and Human Exploration
  • Panel Session: The Next Giant Leap in Solar System Missions and Technologies
  • Panel Session: The Future of Astrophysics
  • Speaker
  • Awards Luncheon with Speaker: Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council
  • Panel Session: Heliophysics Next Steps
  • Panel Session: And Beyond… The Next 60 Years
  • Closing Speaker

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