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Return to the Moon V

Return to the Moon V
We are Going Back to the Moon: This Time to Stay!
Join Us at The Fifth Annual Return to the Moon Conference
July 16 – 18 at the Westin Casuarina, Las Vegas, Nevada
Click here for Return to the Moon V Preliminary Agenda
Click here for Return to the Moon V Speakers Bios
Click here for Return to the Moon V Call for Papers

The President's new space exploration initiative calls for the return of humans to the Moon within the next decade. The Space Frontier Foundation has consistently and vigorously advocated lunar exploration and settlement from the very beginning. This will be our fifth Return To The Moon Conference. Each year, a passionate and diverse group of space entrepreneurs, astronauts, scientists, authors, innovators, NASA representatives, and international space experts meet for the sole purpose of discussing and planning the permanent settlement of the Moon.

Topics covered range from critical technologies needed, to national space policy, to property rights and space law, to the architectural design of lunar colonies. Space entrepreneurs present and describe their projects and business models and provide first hand information of the progress made each year. The emphasis this year will be on the President's new Moon / Mars initiative as well as the exciting developments in commercial space: Suborbital tourism, new regulatory legislation (HR 3752), privately developed launch systems (SpaceEx), Orbital Recovery and upcoming missions.

Our Conference Chairman this year is Andrew Chaikin, author of the book "A Man on The Moon" on which the HBO Series "From the Earth To The Moon" was based. Joining him as Co-Chair is one of our founders, Rick Tumlinson. Tumlinson was recently invited to the White House for the official presidential announcement of the Moon / Mars space exploration initiative and he has testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee in strong support of human space settlement and the central role that private enterprise must play in opening up this new economic frontier.

As usual, this year we are also honored by the participation of some very prominent and historic figures in space exploration. Among these: Dr. George Mueller also known as "The man who put men on the Moon" for leading the Apollo program from 1963 to 1969, Captain John Young, whose long and distinguished career included walking on the Moon during the Apollo 16 mission, Courtney Stadd, former NASA Chief of Staff, and James Cameron, director of such films as Aliens, The Abyss, Titanic, and many others. James Cameron is among the leading innovators in film technology and an avid space enthusiast.

This event promises to be the most relevant and exciting Return To The Moon Conference to date. We are planning additional surprises that will be announced as we receive final confirmations. Please check back at this website regularly for updates and new announcements.

If you are considering submitting a technical paper for presentation (please go to the Call for Papers page) or are simply interested in seeing the exploration and settlement of the Moon take place within our lifetime, this is an event you should not miss.

Register now to ensure your place at this historic event.

Westin Casuarina, Las Vegas Westin Casuarina, Las Vegas Westin Casuarina, Las Vegas
The Westin Casuarina is offering RTM V attendees a special conference rate of $129. a night plus tax (a $60. a night savings off their regular price). To make reservations, call 1-702-836-9775 and mention the special Return to the Moon Conference rate. There are a limited number of rooms available at this special rate. Once all the rooms have been reserved, we have no guarantee from the hotel that these rates can be extended. Reserve early to make sure you don't miss out on this special conference promotion.

The Westin Casuarina is a brand new hotel. All guestrooms feature brand new 'heavenly beds' (very fine mattresses), luxury baths, high-speed Internet ports and safes which can fit laptops. All meeting rooms also feature high-speed Internet ports. Room service is 24 hour (Las Vegas, baby, this town never sleeps!). Brand-new workout facilities are available, as are a rooftop pool and Jacuzzi. The Casuarina is a five minute's walk to the Flamingo/Strip corner, where Caesars Palace meets Bellagio meets Bally's/Paris, with the brand-new Margaritaville bar facing the Strip. (For those with maps: we're at the northwest corner of Flamingo/Koval.) For more info on The Westin Casuarina, click here.

Please check out the web sites of these organizations that are supporting
Return to the Moon V:

Radio Shack http://www.radioshack.com/ Radio Shack

Space Island Group http://www.spaceislandgroup.com/ Space Island Group

National Space Society http://www.nss.org/ National space Society

SpaceDev http://www.spacedev.com/ SpaceDev

Apogee Books http://www.cgpublishing.com/ Apogee Books

LunaCorp http://www.lunacorp.com/ LunaCorp

Lunar Architecture http://www.lunararchitecture.com/ Lunar Architecture

Space Age Publishing Company / Lunar Enterprise Corporation http://www.spaceagepub.com/ Space Age Publishing

Optech http://www.optech.on.ca/ Optech

The Moon Society http://www.moonsociety.org/ The Moon Society

Ballard Communications http://www.ballardpr.com/ Ballard Communications

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Andrew Chaikin's A Man on the Moon is the definitive guide to the Apollo program. Click above to order from Amazon.com.

Robert A. Heinlein's classic, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, is a must read for all Lunar enthusiasts.

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