Moonwalker/Shuttle Commander to Help Lead Discussion on Moon Settlement

Moonwalker/Shuttle Commander to Help Lead Discussion on Moon Settlement

June 2, 2004 Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA, June 2, 2004Captain 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: