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Space Exploration and Infrastructure

Embark on an exhilarating odyssey in space exploration, habitation, and operations. Ignite your passion for cosmic frontiers at 2023 ASCEND.

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The Nexus of Space Exploration and Infrastructure

As we venture into the cosmos, we face the immense task of developing the necessary infrastructure to support human presence in space, from habitats and life-support systems to reliable communication networks and propulsion technologies. Simultaneously, we encounter formidable challenges, including long-duration space travel, radiation exposure, and the need for sustainable resource management.

However, within these challenges lie extraordinary prospects, such as unlocking the potential for scientific discoveries, enabling groundbreaking space missions, fostering international collaboration, and paving the way for a multiplanetary future. Through innovation, perseverance, and a collective spirit, we can overcome these hurdles and embrace the extraordinary possibilities that space exploration and infrastructure offer for humanity’s expansion into the universe.

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2023 Program Highlights

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Debate on In-Space Servicing: What Will it Take to Make it Routine?

Session Formats

ASCEND’s program allows you to experience the content in four formats. Make the most of your time at ASCEND by understanding what each format offers.

Robotics: A Game Changer for Space Applications

Technology Development for Science Missions

This panel will discuss how NASA might change its practices to incorporate more commercial products, while discussing the tension between the unique requirements of government science and the needs for return-on-investment for commercial entities.


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