Event Date/Time: Jul 08, 2001
End Date/Time: Jul 11, 2001
Early Registration Date:
Jun 04, 2001
"In the Spirit of the Olympics—International Competition and Cooperation in Space" is the theme for the 37th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit. The modern Olympics was first conceived by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin. His dream was to enhance and promote international understanding and cooperation through athletic competition. Without both competition and cooperation, space exploration and space utilization will not be fully realized. The technological leaps will be too great, the costs too high. Perhaps, success is as dependent on competition as it is on cooperation. Today, competition and cooperation play key roles in the health of the propulsion industry, two seemingly antithetical concepts coexisting in a healthy environment.
The 37th Joint Propulsion Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, host of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. What better place to ponder International Competition and Cooperation in Space? The best minds representing a wide range of disciplines will be in attendance.