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Opening remarks:

Paul Martin, Codirector, Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University

David Guston - Founding Director and Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University

Evening Plenary: Lindy Elkins-Tanton: Space Initiatives at ASU

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, co-chair of the Interplanetary Initiative, and principal investigator of Psyche, selected in 2017 as the fourteenth mission in NASA’s Discovery program.

The drive that humans have to explore is increasingly taking us to space. ASU is one of the university leaders in space exploration: right now we are involved in 17 active missions. Our faculty have contributed instruments to missions at the Moon, Mars, and asteroids, and we are leading missions to the Moon, to search for exoplanets, and to the metal world Psyche. Further, the ASU Interplanetary Initiative is working on defining and creating our human space future combining disciplines including policy, psychology, philosophy, sociology, science, and engineering. In this presentation I’ll talk about the progress of the Psyche mission and the latest projects in research and education in the Interplanetary Initiative.

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