[FPSPACE] Space Development: Theory & Practice - International Workshop
drwoods1 at earthlink.net
Sun Mar 11 21:41:01 EST 2007
I have heard back from the Vika who heads you the YSC group at Bauman
Moscow State University that will be running this year's Space
Development: Theory & Practice - International Workshop. See
http://ysc.sm.bmstu.ru/eng/sdtp/ for details.
Vika has provided a breakdown of prices, all in Euro's. I am not sure
what the current conversion is, but it is easy to look up. Vika
emphasized to me that there is an absolute deadline of April 20 for
those who plan to register to attend, because visas have to be arranged
for. To garantee that all of that will be in place by the time of the
workshop, that is the date they have to work with.
Now regarding prices:
First time participants:
Student price: Total: 1550 EUR
Non-student price: Total: 1800 EUR
Second-time participants receive a 10% discount.
Student price: 1395 EUR
Non-student price: 1620 EUR
Third-time participants receive a 15% discount.
Student price: 1320 EUR
Non-student price: 1530 EUR
Four and more times participants receive a 20% discount.
Student price: 1240 EUR
Non-student price: 1440 EUR
Group leaders organizing an attending group are entitled to a discount
as well, depending upon the number of leaders and students who will be
These prices include the workhop registration fees, hotel room, meals
(breakfast only for the cultural programs), ground transportation
including transportation from the airport to the hotel and from the
hotel to the airport, space facility entrance fees, and all program
materials. The price of the cultural programs covers breakfast,
transportation, and entrance tickets to the theaters and museums listed
in the workshop program.
Participants are responsible for their own airfare to and from Moscow,
medical insurance, visa application fees and costs of a personal nature.
I also asked about the Energia Museum, because it was not listed in the
program agenda and yet is was listed as an excursion site. Vika
indicates that the Energia Museum was closed for reconstruction, so it
had been removed from the agenda. The same was true for the Energomash
Museum. Both museums were opened in January and they are making
arrangements to include them in the overall program agenda. The Energia
Museum is like our NASM with such artifacts as Gagarin's Vostok-1
capsule, as well as Vostok-6 (first woman in space), Voskhod-1 (first
three man crew), Voskhod-2 (first EVA), several Soyuz capsules including
one that you can climb into, etc. Energomash features numerous launch
vehicle engines. All are quite impressive so I am glad participants
will get to see them.
I also asked about Orevo that features an R-7 SS-6 ICBM, an LK manned
lunar lander, etc. The facility does look different, but that is only
because is has undergone some minor renovations as well.
So I hope that helps with all of those who are giving serious
consideration about attending. If time and circumstances permitted, I
would be going again myself.
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