Space notes from Bee

5 January 2007

Call for applicants for planning the next 50 years

Space Generation Advisory Council will sponsor two youth visionaries to present how space will help solve problems on Earth to world’s leading experts

The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications has teamed up with the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Boston University Center for Space Physics and the Secure World Foundation, to provide an opportunity for two young space enthusiasts to help the next 50 years in space. Winners shall present their ideas to prominent world leaders such as Freeman Dyson, Elon Musk and Dr Harrison Schmitt gathered for the planning workshop, held on 14 April 2007, in conjunction with a conference titled, "The Future of Space Exploration: Solutions to Earthly Problems?" at the Boston University in USA.

All applicants 29 or under are invited to give their input regarding key events and timings that are thought to be important for the space activities, briefly describing the event in 100 words. The simple survey can be found at the SGAC website ( Deadline for receiving completed entries for Round 1 is 15th of January 2007. This input will be captured in a publication tentatively titled: "Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Next Generation's 50-Year Vision for Space".

Travel expenses will be covered for two young people to attend the conference and participate in the Saturday planning workshop by representing the input gathered in this process. The processing of the input and preparation of its results will be opened to the youth community, and two individuals will be selected from the top contributors to this work.

About the Space Generation Advisory Council

The Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications is a United Nations endorsed organization dedicated to bringing forth the voice of today’s youth on tomorrow’s space issues. The SGAC was sanctioned by the United Nations following the 1999 UNISPACE III conference in recognition of the invaluable input provided by young people on world space issues.

For more information on the Space Generation Advisory Council on the Internet please visit:


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