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Astronauts, heads of space agencies and people from the space industries will participate in the annual Ilan Ramon International Space Conference which will be held under the banner "Space for the Future of Mankind"

The conference, led by the Israel Space Agency at the Ministry of Science and the Fisher Institute, will take place on Tuesday, February 2, at the Fisher Institute in Herzliya

NASA Chief Charles Bolden at the Ilan Ramon Space Conference, Herzliya, January 2010
NASA head Charles Bolden at the Ilan Ramon Space Conference, Herzliya, January 2010

Heads of agencies, astronauts, scientists and executives from the Israeli and global space industry will participate in the 11th Ilan Ramon International Space Conference on February 2. The conference, led by the Israel Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and the Fisher Institute for Strategic Air and Space Research, will be held under the banner of "Space for the Future of Mankind". Among the prominent guests: the Deputy Head of NASA Donald James, who is responsible for all the education projects of the American space agency; Jean-Yves LeGalle, head of the French Space Agency and president-elect of the International Federation; Major General David Thompson, deputy commander of the Space Command of the US Air Force; Commander of the Air Force, Major General Amir Eshel; Lockheed Martin Vice President and Head of the Company's Manned Space Activities John Karas, Head of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) Prof. Simonte Di Pipo and Astronauts Joseph Acaba and Shannon Walker (NASA), Samantha Cristoforti (Italian and European Space Agency) ) Wei Sun Yoon (South Korea). The conference is part of the Israel Space Week events.

The conference will open with the words of the head of the Fisher Institute, Brigadier General (ret.) Avraham Asahel, the Minister of Science, Technology and Space, MK Ofir Akunis and the Mayor of Herzliya, Moshe Padlon. After the opening remarks, there will be a memorial service for the crew of the space shuttle "Columbia" and a ceremony to award scholarships in the name of Ilan Ramon to outstanding researchers on behalf of the Ministry of Science, in the presence of Rona Ramon, Prof. Yitzhak Ben Israel, Chairman of the Israel Space Agency and Menachem Kidron, Director of the Israel Space Agency . At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Simonetta di Pippo, director of the United Nations Space Agency, and astronaut (NASA) Joseph Acaba will greet the conference guests.

The morning session of the conference will open with a review of the past year's events in the field of space and security policy by Dr. Daganit Paikovsky from the Yuval Na'eman workshop for science, technology and security at Tel Aviv University and the National Research and Development Council at the Ministry of Science. Afterwards, there will be a special panel that will deal with the future of space from the point of view of the world's leading space agencies, with the participation of: Donald James, NASA's Deputy Chief of Education, Prof. Roberto Battiston, President of the Italian Space Agency, Jean-Yves LeGal, The head of the French space agency and the president-elect of the International Federation for Astronautics and Menachem Kidron, director of the Israeli space agency. At the end of the panel, Tal Inbar, head of the Center for Space Research at the Fisher Institute, will present a comprehensive review of the events of the past year in the field of space technologies. The session will close with lectures by representatives of the defense industries, who will present their point of view on the future of space: Ofer Doron, CEO of Mabat-Hellel, Noam Segal, CEO of ISI - ImageSat International, Ilan Porat of Alup-Elbit, Ofer Selma of Rafael and Gareth Reisman of SpaceX .

The lunch session will open with a special panel of astronauts Samantha Cristoforti (Italian and European Space Agency), Shannon Walker (NASA) and Wei Sun Yoon (South Korea) which will deal with the future of human activity in space. Lawrence Price, Deputy Director of the "Orion" program at Lockheed Martin will speak about the future plans for space exploration using manned spacecraft, after which Major General David Thompson, Deputy Commander of the Space Command of the US Air Force, will present the future challenges to space security. The session will close with the annual lecture of the commander of the Air Force, Major General Amir Eshel, and concluding remarks by Major General (Res.) Herzl Budinger, chairman of the Fisher Institute for Strategic Air and Space Research.

On Wednesday, February 3, a unique professional workshop, closed to participants only, will be held for the first time, for young "space professional" students, in collaboration with the international organization Space Generation Advisory Council. The organization will sign a framework agreement to institutionalize joint activities with the Fisher Institute, during the conference.

The conference will be held at the Air Force House in Herzliya, 15 Jabotinsky St., where a professional exhibition will be presented where the leaders of the military and civilian industry in Israel will present the latest innovations in their fields.
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