MVA Press Conference and activities in IAC-2019

On Monday, October 21, at 17:00-17:30, MVA hosts a Press Conference at the 2019 International Astronautical Conference.
Location: Room 206.

“Spearheading the Moon Village Development: Briefing on the MVA Activities”

Brief description
An overview of the recent activities of the Moon Village Association (MVA) will be presented, with particular emphasis on the Working Groups’ progress and on the application of the Moon Village Principles developed by the Association earlier for evaluation of the Moon-related missions. There will be given news on the implementation of the Women on the Moon initiative and on the Moon Market development. Finally, latest announcements regarding the 3rd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium (5-8 December 2019, Tokyo/Kyoto) will be made.

Dr. Giuseppe Reibaldi, MVA President
Dr. John Mankins, MVA Vice-President
Aline Decadi, MVA Board of Directors Member, Education and Special Project Coordinator
Prof.Yoshifumi Inatani, ISAS, Space Systems and Astronautics
Dr.Oleg Ventskovsky, MVA Board of Directors Member, Moon Market Development Manager.

For more information visit the IAC 2019 Press Conferences Program

On Thursday, October 24, at 11:30-12:15, MVA participates in a Global Networking Forum, organised by Mars Planet.
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom C

“Martian and Lunar Analogs”

Brief description
Martian and Lunar analogues are becoming more and more important in testing human space exploration missions. Apart from their scientific value as a testbed to investigate the use of various technologies which can be used partially or totally in future exploration of space, they can become a tool of promoting space science among young generations and a means to create the interest for not-space entities in research related to the human exploration of space. This session will hightlight the technologies which are currently used or foreseen in the space analogues, also in view of analysing the potential of creating standards with procedures, methodologies and technological assets when simulating space missions and operations in terrestrial analogues.

Antonio Del Mastro, Mars Planet President
George Danos, MVA Chair of the Analogue Project
Barbara Imhof, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of LIQUIFER Systems Group
Maria Antonietta Perino, Director International Network Opportunities Development, Thales Alenia Space
Armin Wedler, DLR Research Scientist at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Robert Zubrin, Mars Society Founder

For more information visit the website.