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Conference to Focus on Space Exploration in Next Decade

Scientists look at mini-satellite.

04/09/2017
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.