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Luxembourg Space Café Is Back

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What are the steps involved in space exploration? When and how are we going to reach the stars? Is there an opportunity to live on another planet? Get ready for the future! Luxembourg Space Cafe is a networking and educational event organized by ispace Europe aiming to provide an accessible forum for conversation about the amazing projects going on in space policy, engineering, science and commercialization.

Luxembourg Space Cafe will return on September 27th during a special night dedicated to « $100Million Initiative to reach for the stars and the world’s largest rocket company’s plan to have 1000 people living and working in space » featuring Pete Worden, Executive Director, Breakthrough Starshot and Mark Mozena, NASA/FAA Relations, United Launch Alliance.

Breakthrough Starshot is a $100 million research and engineering program aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for a new technology, enabling ultra-light unmanned space flight at 20% of the speed of light; and to lay the foundations for a flyby mission to Alpha Centauri within a generation. The program is focused on scientific and technological exploration and probing the big questions of life in the Universe: Are we alone? Are there habitable worlds in our galactic neighborhood? Can we make the great leap to the stars? And can we think and act together – as one world in the cosmos?

As for United Launch Alliance (ULA), it’s America’s most experienced space launch company with more than 125 consecutive launches and a 100% mission success rate. Flying both the Atlas and Delta rocket families, ULA has over 120 years of combined experience in space launch. With the CisLunar-1000 architecture, ULA is positioning itself to support the future cislunar econosphere. ULA envisions future commercial activities in near Earth space that will be built around the manufacture and sale of space resources. ULA plans to enable this future economy and take advantage of propellant derived in situ from water located on the Moon and Near Earth Objects. ULA resources will act as a railroad to move commercial and civil space assets around cislunar space to allow for a wide array of economic, scientific and exploration activities. ULA hardware is set to provide the key elements via its CisLunar-1000 marketplace, allowing numerous commercial companies to come together to create a self-sustaining community of around 1000 people in the space between the Earth and the Moon.

Practical information

The event will be held at Paul Wurth Incub, 5 rue de l’Industrie, L-1811 Luxembourg (can be accessed from Rue d’Alsace) on September 27th 2018. Doors open at 18:00 and the first speaker starts at 18:30. Tickets have to be purchased in advance on Eventbrite for €10. Tickets will not be available at the door. This entrance fee includes free drinks at the bar (beer, wine, or soft drink). This event will sell out, please purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. As usual, Luxembourg Space Café is happy to offer a FREE TICKET to the first 20 low income individuals/students who send an email to register.

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