U.S. News & World Report
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Astronauts, scientists and entrepreneurs are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the start of the Space Age and looking ahead to the next frontiers at a conference in Lowell.
"Space Exploration in the Upcoming Decade: The Domestication of Space," will bring industry leaders from around the world to share their work.
The conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from April 21 and April 22.
Space travel, human's ability to live on other planets and research that benefits life on Earth are a few of the conference's topics.
Keynote speakers include astronaut Col. Robert Cabana, director of the John F. Kennedy Space Center; Kenneth Sembach, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. James Abrahamson, the first director of the Strategic Defense Initiative.