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Important Earth & Space Conference Update

ASCE is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation both internationally and domestically with guidance from federal, state and local governments and health officials, including the CDC and WHO, in determining whether to cancel, move to virtual, or postpone scheduled events.

Due to COVID-19, the Earth & Space conference has been postponed to April 2021. The call for abstracts has been reopened to strengthen our program with additional papers. Abstracts of maximum 500 words are sought to be submitted by May 31. Full 6-10 page papers will be due by July 17 for peer review and Final papers by August 14. To accommodate industry publication practices, at the time of the paper submission, a request for presentation only can be submitted.

NOTE TO CURRENT AUTHORS: If you are a current author and your paper has already been through the review process, you may make updates to your paper provided your final, updated paper is submitted no later than August 14. Current accepted papers do not need to go through the entire abstract/paper submission process again.


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17th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction & Operations in Challenging Environments

This event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction, and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space. Plan to attend and connect with experts and leaders in civil engineering, construction, architecture, aerospace engineering, in-situ resource utilization, planetary science and more at the Earth & Space Conference.

Join Us for Earth and Space 2021

This 17th Biennial event will explore the cutting edge in engineering, science, construction and operations for extreme environments on Earth and in Space. This conference aims to bring the experience and knowledge of experts in the aerospace industry together to share and discuss the latest research and engineering techniques that effect the exploration and settlement of space. Presentations will be made in multiple concurrent symposia over three days. Topics will include: Granular materials in space exploration, Exploration in utilization of extra-terrestrial bodies, advanced materials and designs for aerospace and terrestrial structures under extreme environment, Structures in challenging environments, and Space engineering, construction, and architecture for Moon, Mars, and beyond.

Conference includes:

  • Discussions on the exploration and utilization of various planetary bodies
  • Presentations on the development of engineering structures to be used in aerospace environments and other terrestrial applications which are subject to extreme environmental conditions
  • The application of Civil Engineering concepts and technologies to aerospace environments
  • Great networking opportunities
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