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Monday, October 14, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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5:00 pm - 6:35 pm Check-in, Networking
6:35 pm - 6:45 pm Introduction
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm Presentation and Q & A
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm Networking (Library closes at 9 PM)


El Segundo Public Library, Community Room 
111 W Mariposa Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

(Free street parking and free public parking lot across the street)

(South of LAX/105 Hwy/Imperial Hwy, North of El Segundo Blvd, West of 405 Hwy & N. Sepulveda Blvd / Pacific Coast Hwy 1)

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Events/Programs Chair, LA 
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 

Ticket Information

Admission / presentation is free for all public (diner, snacks, or soda not included in the free admission). RSVP is required for seat / hall arrangement. Bottled water and Coffee will be provided for all. Dinner and snacks/soda are additional (not free) for those who ordered and paid online in advance.

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$0 Presentation Only - No Dinner, No Snacks/Soda
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$2 Presentation Only with Snakcs/Soda - No Dinner (Full Time Student with valid ID)
$5 Presentation Only with Snakcs/Soda - No Dinner
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$10 Dinner ticket with Snacks/Soda - AIAA Student / Educator Member
$15 Dinner ticket with Snacks/Soda - Non-AIAA Member Student / Educator Member
$20 Dinner ticket with Snacks/Soda - AIAA Professional Member
$25 Dinner ticket with Snacks/Soda - Non-AIAA Member Regular Rate

(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Dinner (for those order the dinner)

Mediterrannean platters or individual box

Dress Code

Business Casual

Refreshment (for all ticket types above)

Coffee and Bottled Water will be provided for all attendees.

Additional Snacks/Soda for those who ordered/paid online in advance.

(This program is not sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library)

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The Topic

Inspire the Heart with Space

6:50pm  IAC2019 presentation (Dr. Bolton)

Climate change presents an immediate threat to Earth with the potential for a planet-wide disaster. The consequences of rising temperatures will be environmental, social and financial. No aspect of human society will be unaffected. There are serious implications for health, agriculture, business and security as climate refugees are driven from their homes. The space industry will not be immune from these effects with less resources available for space development as the world is forced to divert more attention and assets to coping with climate change. Fortunately, space science and industry are ideally positioned to contribute to solving the current carbon crisis. While climate change is a complex issue, reducing the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one clear way to reverse global changes. Technology exists and is currently deployed on a small scale to achieve carbon dioxide extraction from ambient air. The challenges are to scale up this process to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide to a safe level and decide how to process the captured gas. There is already a market for carbon dioxide in industry and agriculture but this will not be able to absorb the volume of this gas that must be removed from the atmosphere. Ultimately, to avoid having to store large amounts of carbon dioxide it will need to be processed into carbon and oxygen for reuse or storage. Conversion of carbon dioxide to its elemental components is possible in the laboratory and current research seeks the most efficient way to achieve this on a large scale. To remove the volume of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere that will reverse dangerous climate change and reduce it to elemental carbon for reuse or safe storage will require a vast amount of energy that clearly must not be derived from fossil fuels. Space-based solar power can provide the solution. An integrated approach using the energy of the Sun harvested in space to extract carbon dioxide from the air and process it to elemental carbon would demonstrate clearly the value of space technology to human society and the Earth environment. Space Pioneers advocates for this approach to solving Earth-based problems. By considering the Solar System as a whole with its vast mineral and energy resources, rather than viewing the Earth in isolation, it is possible to find solutions for the most pressing problems facing human society. The participation of the space community in this discussion is essential.

7:15pm  The Space Pioneers Foundation vision for space and human futures (Mr. Peart)

Kim follows the trail of questions, and asks, why do we need to go into space? To survive is a primal reason, whether from a large asteroid, nuclear war, and now the prospect of the climate crisis undermining our ability to go into space. In the light of these concerns, Kim considers how we could secure a survival presence in space. The number of people in support are vital, and then there is the cost. Kim wonders if we can consider securing a sustainable industrial presence in space, which he calls the Liberty Line, beyond which there would be no further real cost to all further space development. He wonders if we could make a giant leap to the Liberty Line, if there were enough people in support. Kim will explore how the giant leap approach can work, and what can inspire people to participate. Kim suggests that if this approach can be made to work, then we will be writing history in an orbital city in space. Kim will also show how giant leap space development will allow us to shift to a sustainable human presence on Earth, demonstrating how space development is essential for the delivery of a healthy home planet.

7:40pm  A virtual world space program (Dr. Bolton ~ Technical, Mr. Peart ~ People)

Jennifer has the focus with the technical side of virtual world development, and will demonstrate how this technology works. She has recently set up a virtual world for Space Pioneers. Kim has the focus with how people engage in the virtual world and will describe how a global campaign can be structured for ten million and more space campaigners, in a fully democratic organisation.

8:00pm  Selling space with a Space Cafe

Kim suggests that we need to find ways to connect ordinary people to the space vision, and one way to achieve this is with a Space Cafe, where people can meet and access space activities. A Space Cafe could be in a kitchen among friends, in a virtual world, or in a shop. As a place for space campaigners to meet and work, the success of the campaign would also deliver successful Space Cafes.

The Speakers: 

Mr. Kim Peart
Director, Space Pioneers Foundation
Visual Artists


Kim Peart is a visual artist from Tasmania, who engaged with the space settlement ideas of Gerard K. O’Neill in 1976. After three decades of waiting, Kim wrote a document in 2006 ….. Creating a Solar Civilization ….. exploring why we needed to expand human society beyond Earth. Survival was the top reason. Since 2006 Kim has been working on the shape of a global campaign for space, which is now ready to run. Space Pioneers was founded in 2011 by Kim Peart and Jennifer Bolton.
Dr. Jennifer Bolton
Science Officer, Space Pioneers Foundation


Dr. Jennifer Bolton has a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Biochemistry) from the University of Queensland. Her PhD in Molecular Genetics, also from the University of Queensland, focussed on the role of retinoic acid-responsive genes in embryonic development. Jennifer has held research positions with the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland and the Division of Livestock Industries within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). In her current role as Science Officer with Space Pioneers she provides technical support for web-based and virtual world projects as well as researching emerging technologies that will impact life on Earth and in space including robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and next-generation virtual world platforms. Jennifer's research interests also include the use of space technology to improve environmental conditions on Earth. A current project explores the potential of space-based solar power to combat climate change by providing the energy needed to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations through ambient air capture and carbon dioxide utilisation.