The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is organising, with European Space Agency (ESA) support, a symposium entitled 'Celebrating Ten Years of the International Space Station,' to be held at UNESCO's Paris headquarters (7, place de Fontenoy) on 9/10 July.
The symposium will bring together an international panel of industry and agency leaders to focus on the history and development of the International Space Station (ISS), the world's biggest ever cooperative scientific and technological undertaking. The participants will also look at what will be achieved over the coming years as ISS assembly nears completion, examining the legacy with an eye to future exploration of the Moon and Mars.
ISS crew members will take part in a special panel discussion, describing from first-hand experience what it is like to live and work onboard this Earth-orbiting outpost.
Among those taking part will be Lynn Cline (NASA), Alexey Krasnov (Roscosmos), Yoshinori Yoshimura (JAXA), William H. Gerstenmaier (NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations) and Jean-Jacques Dordain (ESA Director General).
Key figures from the past will include Margaret Finarelli (NASA), Mac Evans (CSA), Frederik Engstroem (ESA) and Giuseppe Giampalmo (ESA).