Commission C4 WG Heritage of Space Exploration

Description

Advance the “Odyssey of human creative genius” project, which focuses on technological heritage connected with space exploration. Specifically:

1. To set up an international team of specialists composed of representatives of the leading space agencies, interested countries and other international bodies to collect proposals and to undertake related activities aimed at endorsing Space Technology as a segment of Astronomical Heritage in the context of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

2. To develop a tentative proposal of fixed sites and space facilities pertaining specifically to technological heritage related to space astronomy and/or generally to space science, as well as a draft approach for the implementation of the proposal.

3. To work closely together with the International Expert Working Group created by UNESCO in 2012 in order to specify the main issues relevant to the WG's goal to progress with Space Technology recognition as a branch intrinsically related to the UNESCO Astronomy and World Heritage Initiative.

4. To promote cooperation between the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, specialized agencies and relevant interdisciplinary scientific initiatives towards the elaboration of a Global Thematic Study on Heritage of Science and Technology, including studies and research on technological heritage connected with space exploration, and including promotions to generate financial and technical support from State Parties and the IAU for the Thematic Initiative “Astronomy and World Heritage”.

Working Group Members (2)


Under

Commission C4 World Heritage and Astronomy


Mikhail Ya Marov

RAS
KIAM
Miusskaya pl 4
125047 Moscow
Russian Federation

Phone: +7 095 250 0485
Fax: +7 095 972 0737
Email 1: marovmailyandexru
Email 2: marovgeokhiru
Organization website: http://www.ras.ru/

Last updated:
October 21, 2016

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