Top representatives of space agencies at GLEX 2012

Listen to top representatives of space agencies at GLEX 2012

7 June 2012

The Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX), organised by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) in cooperation with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), kicked off on 22 May 2012 with a discussion panel featuring the top representatives of space agencies.

The panel included: Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General; Steve MacLean, President of the Canadian Space Agency; Vladimir Popovkin, Head of Roscosmos; Yuichi Yamaura, Associate Executive Director of JAXA, (JAXA); Ranganath Navalagund, Professor Vikram Sarabhai from the Indian Space Research Organisation; and Robert Lightfoot, Acting Associate Administrator at NASA.


The Global Space Exploration Conference was held in Washington, DC, from 22-24 May 2012. It brought together global space exploration stakeholders, including senior administrators and exploration managers from the major space agencies, industry, governments, academia and NGOs. Leaders in the field presented results, exchanged ideas, debated roadmaps, and discussed the future opportunities provided by human and robotic space exploration.

The programme included high-level plenary events, keynote lectures and technical sessions that addressed plans for space exploration and explored how industry, politics and law will help shape the future environment of astronautics.

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