NASA has a plan––establish a permanent human presence on the Moon within the next decade and then continue the journey on to Mars. The 2020 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) will focus on the groundbreaking science, technological innovations, and necessary partnerships to see this plan to fruition. Through its theme, Continuing the Journey, ISDC 2020 will highlight the public and private efforts to push the boundaries of space exploration back to the Moon, then Mars.
The National Space Society (NSS) will feature scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, students, artists, and space enthusiasts at ISDC in Dallas, Texas from May 28-31 to join in discussions, presentations, tours, demonstrations, and social events that all focus on how best to settle the Moon, get to Mars, and benefit all humanity.
The conference program features highly engaging, world-class keynote speakers who will share past, current, and upcoming innovations and exciting plans for the future. Thought leaders will provide sessions on the settlement and utilization of the Moon and Mars, updates on new launch systems, the design and development of space infrastructure, the creation of space solar power systems, the expansion of space-based business, bio-sustainability, space elevators, and more. Other activities include informative poster sessions that feature the latest thinking in space exploration and development, the NSS Space Settlement Contest, exclusive book signings, the imaginative creations of renowned artists, and much more.