7th Annual NIAC Meeting in October

by Paul Gilster on August 27, 2005

Among papers to be presented at the upcoming NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts meeting are several that catch the eye from an interstellar perspective:

  • Alexey Pankine, Global Aerospace Corporation
    Sailing the Planets: Science from Directed Aerial Robot Explorers
  • Constantinos Mavroidis, Northeastern University
    Bio-Nano-Machines for Space Applications
  • John Slough, University of Washington
    The Plasma Magnet
  • These are among the papers to be presented by Phase II fellows of NIAC; i.e., those whose work has received a second round of NIAC funding. More lectures are to be announced before the meeting, which takes place October 10-11 in Broomfield, CO (30 minutes from the Denver airport). Those interested in attending should contact Katherine Reilly at kreilly@niac.usra.edu with their name, affiliation, email address, telephone number and specific dates of attendance. There is no charge for registration.

    A number of poster presentations will also be available, including three
    intriguing antimatter discussions:

  • James Bickford, Draper Laboratory
    Extraction of Antiparticles Concentrated in Planetary Magnetic Fields
  • Gerald P. Jackson, Hbar Technologies, LLC
    Antimatter Harvesting in Space
  • Gerald A. Smith, Positronics Research LLC
    Positron-Propelled and Powered Space Transport Vehicle for Planetary Missions
  • Centauri Dreams discussed both Jackson and Bickford’s work in a previous post. More on the NIAC meeting as things develop. The meeting site is the Omni Interlocken, located at 500 Interlocken Blvd., Broomfield, Colorado 80021.