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Exploration Science Forum: Abstracts submission extended through April 30

By SpaceRef Editor
April 23, 2019
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We have been requested to extend our abstract deadline by one week through 11:59 p.m. PDT April 30, 2019.  We hope to see you all at the Forum and on the USS Hornet! 


NASA’s Exploration Science Forum


The Solar System Exploration Research Institute (SSERVI) is pleased to announce the 6th annual NASA Exploration Science Forum (ESF), to be held in person JULY 23-25, 2019 at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.  This year’s Forum will feature scientific discussions of human exploration targets of interest (the Moon, near-Earth asteroids, and the moons of Mars).  Science sessions will focus on recent mission results and in-depth analyses of science and exploration studies.  Dedicated side-conferences for graduate students and young professionals will coincide with the ESF.  Public engagement discussions will be interwoven among science topics as well. 


This year is particularly important as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.  On the afternoon of July 24, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 splashdown, SSERVI will bus interested Forum attendees to the USS Hornet, the US aircraft carrier that recovered the Apollo 11 crew and capsule after splashdown, for a special program.  All Forum attendees are welcome to join.  Please indicate your interest on the registration page if you would like to attend this exciting Apollo 11 50th anniversary event! 


Abstracts are currently open and will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. PDT April 23, 2019 at


Foreign national participants MUST register at the above url by June 14, 2019.  US citizens may register until July 18, 2019. 


SpaceRef staff editor.