Monday, 7 March 2016 (DAY-1)

Technical Presentation Session-1: National, Regional & International Space Programmes-1
European Space Agency (ESA) Space Exploration Strategy and Programmatic Framework Mr. Bernhard HUFENBACH, European Space Agency
The Future of Space Commercialization Mr. Mark MULQUEEN, the Boeing Company, United States of America
Costa Rica's Path to Space Development and Potential Central American Cooperation Program Mr. Carlos ALVARADO BRICEÑO, Central American Aeronautical and Space Association (ACAE), Costa Rica
Development of the Space Sector in Mexico and its Current Projects Mr. Francisco MENDIETA JIMÉNEZ, Mexican Space Agency, Mexico
Technical Presentation Session-2: Human Space Exploration-1
IAA Study Group on Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration Mr. Giancarlo GENTA, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy, International Academy of Astronautics
International Space Station: Science, Technology, Exploration Mr. Luca PARMITANO, European Space Agency
Adaptation of Humans to New Environments - from Space to the Patient Mr. Alexander CHOUKER, University of Munich, Germany
High-Power Electric Propulsion with VASIMR® Technology Mr. Jose  CASTRO NIETO, Ad Astra Rocket Company Costa Rica, Costa Rica


Tuesday, 8 March 2016 (DAY-2)

Technical Presentation Session-3: Space and Microgravity Science-1
Gravity in life and Physical Sciences Mr. Jack VAN LOON, VU Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands
Individualized Centrifugation Training for Improving Microgravity Induced Orthostatic Tolerance Mr. Nandu GOSWAMI, Medical University of Graz, Austria
Changes in Sugarcane Plants after Microgravity using VSB-30 sounding Rocket Ms. Katia SCORTECCI, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN, Brazil
The Zero Gravity Instrument Project: Promoting Space Education and Research in Microgravity among School Children in Nigeria Ms. Omowumi ALABI, African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education, Nigeria
China Space Science and Technology Development Mr. ZHAO Jian, China National Space Administration, China
Technical Presentation Session-4: Commercial Space Activities-1
Cryogenics: When Extremely Low Temperatures Enable Human Space Flight, Fundamental Physics and Global Monitoring Mr. Benoit CHIDAINE, Air Liquide, France
Building an International Team to Build the International Space Station Mr. Kenneth CAMERON, Science Applications International, United States of America
Space Exploration as a Driver for Growth - Status of ESA's Initiative to Foster Strategic Partnerships with the Private Sector Mr. Bernhard HUFENBACH, European Space Agency
Micro Satellites Fostering Space Technology Development and Training in Space Emerging Nations with the Focus on the Support for Human Space Exploration Ms. Wisniewska KATARZYNA, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., United Kingdom

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 (DAY-3)

Technical Presentation Session-5: National, Regional & International Space Programme-2

International Academy of Astronautics Human Spaceflight Activities Mr. Giancarlo GENTA, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy / Mr. Giuseppe REIBALDI, International Academy of Astronautics
China Manned Space Programme Achievements and Future Development Mr. CHAO Chun, China Manned Space Agency, China
Space Activities in Brazil Mr. Marcos PONTES, United Nations for Industrial Development Organization
The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Program: Manned Research Missions in a Low Cost Space Program Mr. Ronny NADER, Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency Ecuador, Ecuador
Strategic Roadmap of a Panamanian Space Agency Mr. Eduardo PÉREZ DENADAI, Panama Commission of Space Affairs, Panama
Technical Presentation Session-6: Space and Microgravity Science-2
DropTES - A UN Fellowship Program at the Bremen Drop Tower Mr. Thorben KOENEMANN, Centre of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity, University of Bremen, Germany
Tuned Mass Damping System for a Pendulum in Gravity and Microgravity Fields Mr. Nabil AYOUB, German Jordanian University, Jordan
Low Cost Options for Microgravity Drop Towers: Between Classroom Physics and High-Tech Research Mr. Michal VACLAVIK, Czech Space Office, Czech Republic
A Summary of Ad Astra Rocket Company's Microgravity Flight Campaigns Related to the Testing of the VF-200 Cooling System Mr. Marco GÓMEZ, Costa Rica Institute of Technology, Costa Rica
Technical Presentation Session-7: Human Space Exploration-2
Astrobiological Studies on Extremophiles and Its Application for Desertification Control Mr. Fengyuan ZHUANG, Beihang University, China
Aerospace Engineering Group at the University of Costa Rica Ms. Leonora DE LEMOS MEDINA, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
The Use of Remote Presence Robotic Technology to Narrow the Gap of Inequality in Health Care Delivery in Remote Underserviced Locations. Mr. Ivar MENDEZ, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Human Challenges in Long-Duration Space Flight Mr. David SAINT-JACQUES, Canadian Space Agency, Canada

Thursday, 10 March 2016 (DAY-4)

Technical Presentation Session-8: Commercial Space Activities-2

Commercial Pathways to Space Utilization Mr. Jeffrey MANBER, NanoRacks LLC, United States of America
Remote-Controlled Miniaturized Nanosatellite Lab Platforms for Microgravity Research and Chemical/Biological Scientific Applications Mr. Yossef YAMIN, SpacePharma SA, Israel
Painting with Light-a Story about How a Small Rogue Team of Designers Influenced the Outcome of the NASA Commercial Crew Program Ms. Rachelle ORNAN, the Boeing Company, United States of America
Commercial Opportunities in the Space Logistics Market Mr. Franklin R. CHANG DÍAZ, Ad Astra Rocket Company, Costa Rica
Technical Presentation Session-9: National, Regional & International Space Programmes-3
Achievements and Results - Nicaragua Pro Tempore Secretariat of the Space Conference of the Americas Ms. Guadalupe MARTÍNEZ VALDIVIA, Nicaragua
Building a Technology Economy in Ghana through Space Technology Mr. Emmanuel ADZRI,  Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute,  Ghana
Philippines Promotes Technology-Self Reliance: Achievements, Current Activities and Future Plans on Space Technology Applications in the Philippines Ms. Clarinda REYES, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines
Continuous GPS for Earthquake Cycle Monitoring: the Successful Case of Nicoya in NW Costa Rica Mr. Jorge PROTTI QUESADA, Costa Rica Volcanological and Seismological Observatory, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica
Status Report of Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Research in Czech Republic Mr. Michal VACLAVIK, Czech Space Office, Czech Republic
Technical Presentation Session-10: Human Space Exploration-3
Japanese Space Exploration Scenario Mr. Naoki SATO, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Indian Philosophy and the Universe Ms. Anjana VYAS, CEPT University, India
A Giant Leap for Thailand in Human Space Technology Initiatives Mr. Ravit SACHASIRI, Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency(GISTDA), Thailand
Intensity-Difference Based Monocular Visual Odometry for Planetary Rovers: A case study Mr. Geovanni MARTÍNEZ, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Space Mineral Resources - an International Assessment Mr. Art DULA, International Academy of Astronautics
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