SPACE 2000 SCHEDULE
“Space Exploration at the Millennium”
Wednesday, March 24, 1999: All times ET
8:45 a.m.: Symposium overview by American University
Professor Richard Berendzen.
9-10:30 a.m.: “From Science Fiction to Science Fact:
Journey into the 21st Century.” Speakers: Andrew
Chaikin, author of “A Man on the Moon”; John
Logsdon of George Washington University’s Space
Policy Institute; Howard McCurdy of American
University; author Fred Ordway,technical adviser
film “2001”; science-fiction author Kim
Stanley Robinson; Donna Shirley, retired manager of
Propulsion Laboratory’s Mars Exploration Program.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: “Risks and Rewards of Human
Space Exploration.” Speakers: Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz
Aldrin; NASA astronauts Yvonne Cagle and Franklin
Chang-Diaz; Hugh Downs of ABC News.
2-3:30 p.m.: “Messages and Messengers,
Inspiring: Space Exploration and the Public.”
Herbert, creator of “Watch Mr. Wizard”; Bill Nye,
“Bill Nye the Science Guy”; Robert Picardo, the
“Star Trek: Voyager”; Ned Potter of ABC News.
3:45-4:15 p.m.: “The Legacy of Carl Sagan.”
author/writer/producer Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s
Friedman, executive director of the Planetary Society.
7:30-8:10 p.m.: “Space Exploration for a New
Generation.” Speakers: high school senior Marja
eighth-grader Mark Yarchoan; NASA Administrator Daniel
8:10-9:40 p.m.: “Destiny or Delusion? Humankind’s
Place in the Cosmos.” Speakers: Timothy Ferris,
“The Whole Shebang”; Homer Hickam, author of “Rocket
Boys”; Ted Koppel of ABC News (tentative); Edward Stone,
director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Kathy
NASA’s first woman spacewalker; Jill Tarter, senior
scientist at the SETI Institute.
Chat about space exploration with Jill Tarter at
4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday.