KAMUELA, Hawaii, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) launches the 'First Women on the Moon' 100-word contest essay due 5 October, 12:00 Hawaii Standard Time (UTC-10) for any woman 21 years or older from any nation, country, continent, background and ability - to detail why she wants to become the First Woman on the Moon and the significance of landing the First Woman on the Moon. See www.iloa.org/1stWomenontheMoon.pdf for full Contest details.
Astronaut Soyeon Yi, formerly of Korea Aerospace Research Institute, will help ILOA associates review and select a Contest Winner for the Grand Prize of all-expenses-paid round-trip airline tickets and accommodations for ILOA Galaxy Forum Hainan 2018, China at Hilton Wenchang to participate in the "First Women on the Moon" special luncheon panel featuring Astronauts Soyeon Yi, Naoko Yamazaki, other Astronauts from China, Japan and USA (TBD). Reimbursement for passport and China Visa, and expedited fees, will also be provided, if necessary.
ILOA Galaxy Forum Hainan 2018: China with the themes International Human Moon Missions and Astronomy from the Moon is being held 4-7 December 2018 on 'China's Hawaii' and southernmost province Hainan Island. It is co-sponsored by Chinese Society of Astronautics, International Astronautical Federation, National Astronomical Observatories of China and Canadian Space Agency.
Key speakers include Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin, First China Astronaut Yang Liwei, Prof. Ziyuan Ouyang, Dr. Christian Feichtinger, Mr. Gilles Leclerc, Ms. Emeline De Antonio, Dr. Maria Antonietta Perino, Astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, Dr. Chris Sallaberger, Mr. Henk Rogers, Mr. Takeshi Hakamada, and others.
100-200 participants are expected from international leading lunar scientists, engineers, space agency experts, astronomers, space community professionals, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. The principal objective of Galaxy Forum Hainan is to help realize Humans on the Moon as soon as reasonably possible, to enable technologies and human expansion into the Solar System.
ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawai'i as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to realize the multifunctional ILO -- to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in lunar base build-out with Aloha. The ILOA since 2008 has also cosponsored with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of 85 Galaxy Forums.
Please see www.galaxyforum.org to register for Galaxy Forum Hainan 2018.
SOURCE International Lunar Observatory Association