Student Participation in New Worlds Symposium

img_1841The New Worlds Space Settlement Symposium in Austin, Texas, earlier this month proved inspiring, educational, and fun.  The students get a lot of credit for all of that.  In addition to the usual gaggle of grown-ups one finds at any space conference, there were 501 kids, all of whom played a role in designing their Cities in Space.  I spoke with several groups, and they really impressed me with their issue spotting and research.  The group in the photo was wildly articulate and well-informed on their plans for citizen selection, oxygen generation, agriculture, and environment.  I learned a lot.

Just as important, it was thrilling to see the people of the future looking forward to the future!  You were all awesome.