Space Exploration Symposium 2012


Keynote talk: Space Rocks, Asteroid Mines and Planetary Resources

Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources, Inc.

7PM Friday, September 28th, 2012 in the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre

Telus World of Science Edmonton

11211 142nd Street

Reception (cash bar) and University of Alberta student poster session from  6 PM

Biography: Mr. Lewicki has been intimately involved with the lifecycle of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rovers and the Phoenix Mars Lander.

Lewicki performed system engineering development and participated in assembly, test and launch operations for both Mars missions. He was Flight Director for the rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and the Surface Mission Manager for Phoenix. The recipient of two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, Lewicki has an asteroid named in his honor: 13609 Lewicki. Chris holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Arizona.

At Planetary Resources, Mr. Lewicki is responsible for the strategic development of the company’s mission and vision, engagement with customers and the scientific community, serves as technical compass, and leads day to day operations.

FREE EVENT – all welcome

ISSET gratefully acknowledges support from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Edmonton Centre for travel funding for the symposium speaker and bursaries for high school students to enable them to attend the symposium.


Space Exploration Symposium 2012