Moffett Field
Moffett Field, California 94035

Welcome to the 25th anniversary of CONTACT, held this year in conjunction with Yuri's Night at NASA Ames.

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CONTACT is a unique interdisciplinary conference which brings together some of the foremost international social and space scientists, science fiction writers and artists to exchange ideas, stimulate new perspectives and encourage serious, creative speculation about humanity's future ... onworld and offworld.

Each year we meet to promote the integration of human factors into space age research and policy, emphasize the interaction of the Arts and Sciences and their technologies, and develop ethical approaches in cross-cultural contact, whenever and wherever it occurs.

Larry Niven and Kim Stanley Robinson have confirmed their attendance. The keynote speaker will be Penny Boston, associate professor of Cave and Karst Studies at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, an original member of the Case for Mars project, and a veteran of CONTACT with an abiding interest in extremophiles (human and microbial).

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Added by LaBlogga on August 23, 2008



Note that Yuri's Night will be Thursday, April 9, 2009, per


Agenda and registration now live - should be a great event!