An extraordinary panel of international astronauts including Chris Cassidy and Tracy Caldwell Dyson (United States), Koichi Wakata (Japan), Paolo Nespoli (Italy), and Oleg Kotov (Russia) will discuss the international cooperation that has been essential to so many of the scientific and technological breakthroughs resulting from human space exploration. Moderated by Doug Brinkley, author of American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race.
This panel is part of the JFK Space Summit, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and President Kennedy’s vision that launched the effort to get there. Hosted by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, with Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, this day-long symposium highlights the history that led to the first Moon landing, current scientific and technological space initiatives, and the future of space exploration. The program will challenge Americans to learn from the past, draw inspiration from President Kennedy’s vision, and renew our civic commitment to solving the great challenges of our own time.