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Proceedings from the NASA Administrator's Symposium
Risk and Exploration: Earth, Sea and the Stars
(NASA SP-2005-4701)
by Steven J. Dick and Keith Cowing
 
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CONTENTS & OPENING REMARKS (312 KB)
Acknowledgments - Steve J. Dick, Keith L. Cowing
Invitation Letter - Sean O'Keefe
Introduction - Scott Hubbard

SESSION INTRODUCTION (656 KB)
The Vision for Exploration - Sean O'Keefe
Race to the Moon - James Lovell
Bold Endeavors: Lessons from Polar and Space Exploration - Jack Stuster
Discussion

SESSION ONE - EARTH (1.9 MB)
Hunting Microbial Communities in Dry Antarctic Valley Lakes - Dale Andersen
High-Altitude Mountaineering - Ed Viesturs
Exploring the Deep Underground - Penelope J. Boston
Exploring the World's Highest Lakes - Nathalie Cabrol
Deep/Underwater Cave Environments - William C. Stone
A Writer/Climber Perspective - David Roberts
Discussion

SESSION TWO - SEA (2.7 MB)
Diving Shipwrecks - John Chatterton
Deep Ocean Exploration - Sylvia Earle
Ocean Futures - Jean-Michel Cousteau
Exploration and the Risk-Reward Equation - Michael L. Gernhardt
Titanic and Other Reflections - James Cameron
Over the Edge of the World - Laurence Bergreen
Discussion

SESSION THREE - THE STARS (3 MB)
Introduction - John Grunsfeld
Risk and Reward in Apollo - Harrison Schmitt
Mir Adventures - Shannon Lucid
Mars Exploration - James B. Garvin
Mars Exploration Rovers - Steve Squyres
COBE and the James Webb Space Telescope - John Mather
From the Earth to the Moon - Graham Yost
Discussion

SESSION FOUR - WHY WE EXPLORE (1.4 MB)
Why We Explore - John Grunsfeld
Discussion

APPENDIX - IN CLOSING (752 MB)
Closing Remarks - Scott Hubbard
Remarks Thomas T. K. Mattingly
Remarks - Michael Foale
About the Editors
Index
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