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Update, March 25:  The organizers have renamed the event “Peaceful Moon Salon: International Collaboration for Lunar Bases.”  The time also has changed.  It now begins at 10:00 am ET.

Participants are:

  • Prof. Yuguang Yang is vice-chair of the IAF Space Transportation Committee, and China’s regional coordinator of Moon Village Association and the only founding member from China. He is mainly engaged in satellite manufacturing, space system design, and space mission design. He has been engaged in preliminary study on human space flight, deep space exploration and in international cooperation in the space field.
  • Dr. Jinyuan Su is a Professor at Wuhan University Institute of International Law, China. He was an Erin J.C. Arsenault Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University. His research interests are international space law, law of the sea, and international air law. Dr Su is a core expert in the ongoing project of Manual of International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS).
  • Dr. Olga Volynskaya is an independent Russian space law and policy expert, formerly international law counsel of ROSCOSMOS and Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Corresponding member of the Russian Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics, individual member of the International Institute of Space Law.
  • Col. Chris Hadfield is a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. An engineer and former Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot, he has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station.
  • Chelsea Robinson, Chief Operating Officer at Open Lunar Foundation (moderator)

Original Entry: The next Moon Dialogs webinar will be on March 29, 2021 from 12:00-1:30 pm ET.

The topic is: “Peaceful Moon Salon: Fractured Lunar Futures.

More information is on the event’s website, which says:

As the US invests in coalition building around the Artemis Accords, to date other major players like Russia and China have yet to join. Meanwhile, the two space powers have announced an independent collaboration on a future lunar station, and other space activities. New coalitions and collaborations are a natural aspect of increased activity. But are these coalitions? Or factions? How will this play out? More affirmatively, how can the space community learn from important precedents such as the ISS, support continued collaboration and development of shared norms, and ensure that “diversity” results in a rich plurality of flourishing lunar activities, rather than conflict, insecurity, or fracture in the governance regime. This salon will inform and be informed by our 2021 themes “Peaceful Moon” and “Access.”


March 29
10:00 am - 11:00 pm