[FPSPACE] FW: Space DTP-2001
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 16:57:15 -0500
I had an inquiry about the upcoming SpaceDTP-2001 workshop to
be put on in April in Moscow. Workshop details are available at:
I have attached a copy of the program below for those of you who
might be interest. Matt asked me a number of questions in his
note. I can answer some of them.
First and foremost, I would highly recommend the program. It was
originally developed by our Jennifer Green and two workshops were
held in 1996 and 1997 under her direction. Details of those two
workshops can be seen at the fpspace website. With her transfer to
and work load at NASA-JSC, the program has been carried on by the
Youth Space Center staff at Baumann Moscow State Technical
University. The program then and now is geared to anyone with an
interest in the Russian space program. I have attended three of these
programs, and we have had a range from students to retirees at each.
The program is geared to a general audience with an technical
background to appreciate all of the facilities you will be visiting and the
people (engineers, cosmonauts, etc.) that you will be able to have
discussions with. Typically, there are Russian students in
attendance to help out with the arrangements, all of whom I have
found, speak excellent English and are eager to talk with westerners
to improve their skills. Therefore, language will not be a barrier to any
of the attendees.
The cost of the conference has been surprisingly modest, considering
that it includes all of the transportation, meals, plus accomodations at
the IPK in Korolev. I do not have the particulars for this year, so anyone
who is interested should contact the folks at YSC for the details. I was
there last year and had a great time. So will you if you chose to go this
SpaceDTP-2001 - Workshop Program
(tentative, times may vary)
March 31, Saturday
Arrival to Moscow (Participants are met by YSC representatives
April 1, Sunday
9:00 Cultural program
19:00 Rocket Modeling Class
20:00 Introductory Session
April 2, Monday
11:00 Opening Ceremony in Russian Space Agency.
Speeches by BMSTU, NASA, RASA, ESA, Boeing representatives.
13.00 Lunch in RSA
14:30 Visit to BMSTU, BMSTU Museum, BMSTU Aerodynamics Laboratory
(supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels), BMSTU Rocket Propulsion
20:00 Meeting with Russian Cosmonauts
April 3, Tuesday
9:30 Visit to RSC "Energia" Museum,
getting acquainted with some of Energia's facilities
13:00 Lunch in RSC "Energia"
14:30 Mission Control Center - MIR and ISS control rooms, meeting
Russian and US flight controllers. Discussions.</td>
20:00 Session 1: International Space Station. Meeting ISS crewmembers
April 4, Wednesday
10:00 Visit to Khrunichev Space Center (KhSC).
Meeting with deputy director professor V. Karrask
15:30 Cultural program: World War II Memorial on Poklonnaya Gora
19:00 Cultural program: Bolshoy Theatre
April 5, Thursday
10:00 Visit to NPO "Zvezda" Museum
14:00 Lunch in Moscow
15:00 Cultural program: Walking around Moscow
19:30 Session 2: Deep space exploration.
(Phobos soil sample return mission, etc.; Space Research
Institute and Lavochkin NPO take part in discussion.)
April 6, Friday
10:30 Visit to BMSTU Research and Educational Facility in Orevo,
Moscow Region (R-7 launch vehicle, LK lunar lander, Soyuz
transport vehicle, etc.)
13:00 Lunch in Orevo
15:00 Troitse-Sergieva Lavra Orthodox Monastery in Sergiev Posad
20:00 Rocket Modeling Class
April 7, Saturday
10:00 Visit to Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City:
Centrifuge, Space Station Simulator, Neutral Buoyancy
Facility, Planetarium, Physical Selection and Training,
Russian Segment Trainer Facility. Discussions.
13:00 Lunch in Star City
15:00 Monino Air Force Museum (150 aircraft of various times)
19:30 Participants' Scientific Activity Reports (optional).
April 8, Sunday
9:00 Cultural Program (Pushkin Fine Arts Museum,
Tretyakov Art Gallery)
19:00 Rocket models launch
April 9, Monday
10:00 NPO Lavochkina
15:00 Visit to NPO Energomash
April 10, Tuesday
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Flammer [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 10:12 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Space DTP-2001
> Dear Mr. Woods,
> I recently stumbled onto the BMSTU Youth Center web site, and I became
> very interested in the Space DTP-2001 conference. I have a few questions
> I would like to ask you:
> Is the conference geared towards students, or may anyone sign up? I'm
> afraid that I left school behind many years ago. I didn't find anything
> on the web page to suggest whether or not the conference is only for youth
> or students, but the fact that it is being run by the Youth Center did
> make me wonder. If the Space DTP-2001 conference is geared towards youth,
> are there any analogs for adults?
> I also regret to note that I do not possess any skills in the Russian
> language. In what language(s) will the conference be conducted?
> And of course, the obvious question: appoximately how much will this cost?
> I have been interested in the Soviet/Russian space program for some time,
> and this strikes me as an ideal opportunity to actually see what I have
> only read about. Thank you for your time!
> Sincerely yours,
> Matthew Flammer
> P.S. Are you be any chance the author of several articles on the Soviet
> manned lunar program that were published in Spaceflight Magazine in the
> 1970s? If so, may I say that I am a real fan of yours--your work was
> phenominal, and I used your work heavily in a paper I wrote in college on
> the topic.