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Solar System Exploration @ 50 Symposium Presentations
Note: Many, but not all, panelists presented slide shows with their talks. Links to presentations are listed below.

9:00 a.m.
Keynote Speech
Peter Westwick (University of Southern California): Exploring the Solar System: Who Has Done It, How and Why?

9:45 a.m.
Panel 1: Politics and Policy in the Conduct of Solar System Exploration
Panel Chair: Marcia Smith (Space and Technology Policy Group)
Dwayne Day (National Research Council): The National Research Council’s Role in the American Planetary Exploration Program
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Roger Handberg (University of Central Florida): The Politics of Pure Space Science, the Essential Tension, Human Spaceflight’s Impact on Scientific Exploration
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Jason W. Callahan (The Tauri Group): Funding Planetary Science: History and Political Economy
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John M. Logsdon (George Washington University) and Andre Bormanis (Independent Writer/Producer): The Survival Crisis of the Planetary Program
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11:45 am-12:45 pm
Lunch Keynote Speaker
James L. Green (NASA): NASA’s Solar System Exploration Paradigm: The First Fifty Years and a Look at the Next Fifty
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1 p.m.
Panel 2: The Lure of the Red Planet
Panel Chair: Janet Vertesi (Princeton University)
Richard W. Zurek (JPL): Mars After 50 Years Of Space Exploration: Then, Now, and Beyond
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David Grinspoon (Denver Museum of Nature & Science): Evolving Concepts of Planetary Habitability In The Age Of Planetary Exploration
Erik M. Conway (JPL): Dreaming of Mars Sample Return, From Viking to the Mars Science Laboratory
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W. Henry Lambright (Syracuse University): NASA, Big Science, And Mars Exploration: Critical Decisions From Goldin to Bolden

3:15 p.m.
Panel 3: Public Perceptions, Priorities, and Solar System Exploration
Panel Chair: Heidi Hammel (Space Science Institute)
Linda Billings (George Washington University): Survivor(?): The Story Of s. Mitis on the Moon
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William R. Macauley (Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Instant Science’: Space Probes, Planetary Exploration And Televisual Media
Laura Delgado López (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies): Killer Asteroids: Popular Depictions and Public Policy Influence
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Giny Cheong (George Mason University): Voyager: Exploring Through the Public Eye
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5:30 pm
Solar System Exploration @50 Reception, hosted by Lockheed Martin

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

8:30 a.m.
Keynote Speech: Wesley T. Huntress, Jr. (NASA Advisory Committee) and Mikhail Marov (Keldysh Institute): First On The Moon, Venus And Mars: The Soviet Planetary Exploration Enterprise
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9:30 a.m.
Panel 4: Exploring the Outer Solar System
Panel Chair: Ralph McNutt (Applied Physics Laboratory)
Torrence V. Johnson (JPL): Outer Solar System Exploration: An Archetype of the Scientific Method
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Arturo Russo (University of Palermo): Europe’s Rendezvous With Titan: The European Space Agency’s Contribution in the Cassini-Huygens Mission to the Saturnian System
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Robert Pappalardo (JPL): Revealing Europa’s Ocean
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11:30a.m.-1 p.m.
1 p.m.
Panel 5: Institutional Arrangements in Solar System Exploration
Panel Chair: Joan Johnson-Freese (U.S. Naval War College)
J.D. Burke (JPL): Foundations of Solar System Exploration At JPL: How the First Mariners and Rangers Built Them
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John Sarkissian (CSIRO): Mariner 2 And The CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope: Fifty Years Of International Collaboration
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Michael Neufeld (National Air and Space Museum): Transforming Solar System Exploration: The Applied Physics Laboratory and the Origins of the Discovery Program, 1989-1993
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Petar Markovski (University of Oklahoma): International Cooperation in Solar System Exploration: The Cases of Ulysses and Giotto

3:15 p.m.
Panel 6: Roundtable – From the Past to the Future
Moderator: Andrew Chaikin (Independent Space Historian)
Glenn E. Bugos (Ames Research Center): Precursor Missions: The Science of What Comes Next
Amy Paige Kaminski (NASA): Faster, Better, Cheaper: A Sociotechnical Perspective on the Meanings of Success and Failure in NASA's Solar System Exploration Program
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G. Scott Hubbard (Stanford University): Exploring Mars: Following the Water
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Chas Beichman (Caltech): The Sarch for and Study of Extra-solar Planets: Extending Planetary Science Into the Realm of Classical Astronomy
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William P. Barry
NASA Chief Historian