Experts On Manned Human Spaceflight Gathered In Prague
Prague is hosting the International Humans in Space Symposium from June 29th to July 3rd, which is focused on issues concerning human presence in space and related research and technology. The symposium is being assembled by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the Czech Space Office (CSO) and organized by GUARANT International.
This event is of great interest to scientists, researchers and developers, as well as graduate students from around the world who will have the opportunity to present and evaluate the latest trends in manned spaceflight. There are over 200 world experts in the Diplomat Hotel where the symposium is taking place after the International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2010), another world event also organized by the CSO in the Czech Republic. The Humans in Space Symposium has a 40-year tradition and has been organized every two years. After Moscow, Houston and Cologne, Prague has joined the list of great cities hosting this important event during the past decade.
The Scientific Committee of the Symposium includes four decades of the world's leading scientists and specialists led by Oleg Orlov from the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Martin Zell from the European Space Agency and Iva Šolcová from the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. "The Scientific Committee has compiled a program, which includes nearly 200 scientific contributions that are going to be presented by scientists from thirty countries. Among the participants will appear significant world personalities accompanied perhaps with some astronauts. Even the Czech scientific community is relatively small, I believe the Symposium will help to establish new contacts and to asses new ideas for further research," says Michal Václavík from the Czech Space Office, who at the same time is co-chair of the Local Organizing Committee. The central theme of all scientific contributions is humans, the influence of outer space on humans and the technical insurance of human survival.