Space Science, Environmental Ethics, and Policy

Video Presentations


Also available on Google Video.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007
1:00 - 1:30 PM Intro: Gene Hargrove, Mark Bullock, Chris McKay, Robert Frodeman
1:30 - 2:30 PM Keynote Speaker: George Whitesides, National Space Society: "Do We Need a Planetary Ethic?"

Near-Earth Space (Hargrove)

2:30 - 3:30 PM Clark Chapman - Asteroids, Comets, and the Environment
3:30 - 3:45 AM Break
3:45 - 4:45 PM David Morrison - Problems with Asteroids and Comets
4:45 - 5:45 PM Carl Mitcham - Taking Exploration Ethics and Engineering Ethics into Space: An Aristotelian Perspective
(withdrawn at the request of the speaker)
5:45 - 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 - 8:00 PM William Hartmann - The Beauty of the Solar System


Thursday, April 12, 2007
8:30 - 9:30 AM Nicholas Johnson - The Challenge of Orbital Debris
9:30 - 10:30 AM John Lewis - Building the Moon Base: Living Off the Land
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 11:45 AM David Livingston - Lunar Development: Ethics, Reality & Fantasy!

Planetary Issues (Frodeman)

11:45 - 12:45 PM Andy Gonzales - The Mars Mission
(replacement for Bret Drake)
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch (Catered)
2:00 - 3:00 PM Christopher P. McKay - Terraforming Mars
3:00 - 4:00 PM Margaret Race - Planetary Protection
4:00 - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 - 5:15 PM Connie Bertka - Religion and the Solar System
5:15 - 7:00 PM Dinner


Friday, April 13, 2007
Biological Issues (McKay)

8:30 - 9:30 AM Penny Boston - Astrobiology: Extraterrestrial Life
9:30 - 10:30 AM Eugene Hargrove - Valuing Extraterrestrial Life
10:30 - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 - 11:40 AM David Grinspoon - Extraterrestrial Spirituality

The Human Dimension (Bullock)

11:40 - 12:40 PM Kristin Shrader-Frechette - Risk in Space Exploration
(not recorded at the request of the speaker)
12:40 - 2:00 PM Lunch (Catered)
12:40 - 1:30 PM Robert Frodeman, Rusty Schweckart, and Will Marshall - Space Governance
(not recorded because of technical difficulties)
1:30 - 2:00 PM Mark Bullock and Mark Lupisella - Boston/Ames Summaries
(did not occur)
2:00 - 3:00 PM Larry Young - Problems with Human Health
3:00 - 4:00 PM Radford Byerly - Social, Political, and Economic Issues
4:00 - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 - 5:15 PM Robert Frodeman - Summing Up