✦ Introduction to the session by Charles, followed by one speech per expert to identify elements of answers of the key question through their area of expertise and perspective, and Q&A (1h15);
✦ Working session in sub-teams supported by the Experts (2h);
✦ Wrapping-up of the work done by each sub-team and preparation of a presentation to be held in front of all delegates (1h).
Key elements to discuss
The key question of the Round Table which is “How to diversify the ISS activities to create opportunities for non-space sectors from 2025-2030” is going to be derived through the three following points that will be presented by the four respective experts.
✦ Art for the ISS, and the ISS for Art: artistic expression on-board the ISS;
✦ Science and Technology on-board the ISS;
✦ Space tourism, private astronauts on-board the ISS;
How to prepare for the workshop?
To prepare for the workshop, you are highly recommended to participate in the Webinar dedicated to this Round Table, or to watch the replay, as its objective is to introduce these three diverse subjects and the key points discussed on D-day.
Here is also some literature for you. You can write down questions, remarks, opinions to share on D-day through discussions with very specialized experts, through debates within sub-teams with fellow delegates!
The following list is not intended to be exhaustive: you are recommended to check some of them out, to keep your critical sense about them and to be curious by exploring by yourself articles, videos, movies, documentaries, theses, webinars, before D-day!
Consider the two first points of the first part as fundamentals to be able to tackle more specific topics on D-day.
The International Space Station
Get an overview of ISS timeline, of operator-to-customer space agencies’ transition and, if you are curious, some issues about operating a space station
✦ Watch these videos on the ISS and its Future , and its constantly postponed end. Foryour curiosity, check out this great animation of its assembly to better understand its history!
✦ Understand how the Low Earth Orbit evolves, as for a few years now, commercialopportunities have been welcomed in the ISS: there are plenty of interesting NASA press releases or articles highlighting space agencies’ new ambitions beyond the ISS, but without totally breaking away from it..
✦ For your curiosity, learn about economic and technical issues of operating a space station!
Understand the synergies between Art and Space, the potential of performing art in space, and some initiatives
✦ Explore the different categories of space related art compiled by artist Arthur Woods; explore the first art exhibition in Earth Orbit, or a recent ISS artwork payload.
✦ Understand the artistic potential of microgravity on artworks and on bodies. For your curiosity, you can watch this conference given by a dancer in microgravity!
✦ Explore space art initiatives, such as from ESA, JAXA (Kibo with ‘Message in a Bottle’,
‘Auroral Oval Spiral Top’, ‘Space Sakura’ and many others) or MIT with its concretization.
The ISS as a laboratory for science and technology:
Get in touch with Technology, Physical Science and Life Sciences domains, and opportunities for industries in space
✦ Explore the ISS laboratory, performing experiments in Technology, in Physical Science and in Life Sciences Research domains.
✦ Learn more about opportunities for industries (cf. webinar of RT3 on June the 18th, or in replay on YouTube before July 3). Understand the spin-offs of these activities
✦ Discover Bartolomeo, a platform that hosts external payloads to ensure an easy access to space
Space Tourism & Private Astronauts into Space:
Understand the space tourism phenomena and the astronaut experience
✦ Understand space tourism’s scope and actors, such as Axiom Space. Learn about future private astronaut missions and crews (Inspiration4, Ax-2)
✦ Learn about the definition of a space tourist and the story of the first space tourist. Watch this video about how a trip to the ISS can change you
✦ Make up your mind on space tourism spin-offs.