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Solar System Exploration at 50
Solar System Exploration @ 50 Symposium

On Oct. 25-26, 2012, the NASA History Program Office, NASA's Science Mission Directorate, the National Air and Space Museum and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory hosted a symposium to mark the 50th anniversary planetary exploration. The event was held at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Va. Below is the agenda, as presented at the event.

Note: Many, but not all, panelists presented slide shows with their talks. Links to slide presentations are listed below.

Color illustration of planets says "50 Years Solar System Exploration"
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first successful planetary mission, Mariner 2 sent to Venus, the NASA History Program Office hosted a two-day symposium outlining the history of planetary exploration.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Opening remarks by James H. Crocker, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Keynote Speech

Panel 1: Politics and Policy in the Conduct of Solar System Exploration

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Panel 2: The Lure of the Red Planet

Panel 3: Public Perceptions, Priorities, and Solar System Exploration


Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

Keynote Speech:

Panel 4: Exploring the Outer Solar System

Panel 5: Institutional Arrangements in Solar System Exploration

Panel 6: Roundtable - From the Past to the Future


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