PART 1: Wilmington – A two-day conference on planetology and space mission planning will be held Nov. 3 and 4 in New York, under the auspices of the New York Academy of Sciences. Representatives from many foreign countries are expected to be in attendance along with leading US scientists.
According to Dr. Robert D. Enzmann, conference chairman, and senior staff scientist at Avco Corporation’s Research and Advanced Development division in Wilmington, the principal purpose of the conclave is to discuss the long-range goals of aerospace research and technology in future space exploration.
The conferees will discuss such matters as the exploitation of space resources, future and current space mission planning, financial and manpower planning – in addition to topics relating to the new technologies being developed in the age of space.
Four morning and afternoon sessions have been scheduled for the two-day conclave. A subscription dinner will be held in the Academy Building at 2 E. 63rd St, on the evening of Nov. 3. During the working sessions more than 30 technical papers will be presented. The authors will represent such educational institutions as Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, Boston College, the University of Michigan, the California University of Technology, Columbia University, McGill University, and the Princeton Institute of Advanced Studies.
PART 2: Authors of papers and panelists will be in attendance from National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the US Geological Survey.
The aerospace industry will be represented by authors and conference panelists from such firms as Arthur D Little Inc, Avco Corp, Douglas Aircraft, General Astronautics, Geophysics Corp, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Martin Company, Sinclair Petroleum Company, and the Raytheon Company.
Listed among the session chairmen and panel moderators are: Rev. D Linehan, SJ, of Weston Observatory; S. E. Szaz, Sinclair Petroleum Co, Tulsa Okla.; Frank Whitmore, South West Research Institute; C. W. Wolfe, Boston University; Harry Ruppe, NASA, Huntsville, Ala.; and M. B. T. George, Avco Corporation, Wilmington Mass.