Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 2004 – Captain John Young, currently Associate Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, an active list astronaut, veteran of Gemini 3 and 10 and Apollo 10, Commander of Apollo 16, Commander of the first Space Shuttle flight (STS-1) and Commander of STS-9 (the first Shuttle flight of the Spacelab module), will join a cadre of space scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs at the Space Frontier Foundation’s upcoming fifth annual Lunar Development Conference, Return to the Moon V , to be held July 16-18, 2004, at the Westin Casuarina Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
RTM V is the premier annual gathering for those who wish to implement the Moon, Mars and Beyond movement, and specifically the creation of human settlements on the Moon, including commercial facilities and a planetary training base for future Mars explorers.
Young joins an impressive list of notable space experts and enthusiasts that includes:
- Courtney Stadd, former NASA Chief of Staff and White House liaison, leader of President George W. Bush’s NASA transition team;
- Dr. George E. Mueller, former NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Spaceflight (Dir., Apollo Program);
- Dr. Wendell W. Mendel, Manager, Office for Human Exploration Science at NASA Johnson Space Center;
- Paul D. Spudis, Lunar Geologist, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory;
- Yoji Kondo, astrophysicist and author.
Co-Chairing the conference will be:
Andrew Chaikin, noted author of A Man on the Moon: The Triumphant Story of the Apollo Space Program and
Rick Tumlinson, Co-Founder of the Space Frontier Foundation.
This conference is open to the public.
RTM V registration information and speaker bios can be found at: