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for: Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis

Scheduled as of 2022-11-23 19:52:21

5750. Apollo Missions
Our panel will discuss the history of this important chapter in human space exploration, up to the Moon landings and Apollo-Soyuz mission. What have we learned? What did we learn that we expected to learn, and what were some surprises? Moderated by Timothy G Cassidy-Curtis.
Arlene Busby, Chris Butler, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Alfred Nash, John Paterson
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5758. Will Human Beings Go Extinct?
What could cost human beings (or their descendants) to cease to exist? Isn't getting everyone actually a pretty high bar? No breeding humans left in spite of genetic engineering etc? Even pandemics only get a percentage. And in a few years, even single planet-destroying collisions won't be enough? But could evil robots do it? Moderated by G. David Nordley.
G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Ashish Mahabal, Varoujan Gorjian_PhD, Tad Daley
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

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5788. Launching the Space Program
From Apollo to the Space Shuttle and Beyond. Where are we going with BIG Government space? Should the Government get out of the way and leave everything to Elon Musk, etc. Or do we need more leadership and inspiration with China looming over us? Moderated by Timothy G Cassidy-Curtis.
Chris Butler, G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis
SAT 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5799. What's new in Science?
What new ideas in science have had the biggest impact on the world today? Moderated by Tim Griffin.
Ashish Mahabal, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Tim Griffin, Gregory Benford
SAT 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5819. What makes us human?
What defines us? And how is this idea explore in science fiction? Moderated by Glen W. Olson.
Ashish Mahabal, Glen W. Olson, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, John Paterson
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 3

5839. When is Hard Sci-Fi too Hard?
When does the science get in the way of the story? Find out in this panel! Moderated by James C. Glass.
Daryl George Frazetti, J. L. Doty, James C. Glass, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis
SAT 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm, Pacific Coast 2

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5857. 19th Century Science Fiction
From Poe and Shelly through Verne, Swift, and Hale to early Wells and Burroughs, where did it take us? Have we dismissed some of this too casually without careful thought? Is there any trope of the 20th century that was not started in the 19th or earlier? Moderated by Bradford Lyau.
Bradford Lyau, G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Wendy Van_Camp
SUN 11:30 am - 12:45 pm, Pacific Coast 2

5878. How Close are we to Warp Drive?
What is a "warp drive?" Does it even make sense, given Lorentz invariance? How much mass energy would it take to make some of these concepts and where would it come from? Moderated by Arlene Busby.
G. David Nordley, Timothy G. Cassidy-Curtis, Arlene Busby,
SUN 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Pacific Coast 5