Hugh S. Gregory

MisCon 31 Attending Professional

Hugh S. Gregory: Professionally an avid Spaceflight Historian based in Vancouver, Canada, he has produced and sold videos on spaceflight
history. His latest research includes the conceptual theory for the ELDSRR space reactor, Project MOSS for the Musk Observatory and
recently co-authored a paper in Cartographica about mapping on Mars.

Hugh's slide/video shows have been appearing at Conventions across North America and also overseas for over 26 years now, including 11
world cons and 8 DragonCons.

On weekends he's a private pilot, Vertical Wind Tunnel Bodyflyer (indoor skydiving), amateur astronomer (Member RASC), USPA Nationally Rated Parachuting Competition Judge, and enjoys hiking the local hills with his wife Anne. This will be Hugh's 4th appearance at MisCon.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Rest of the World In Space, Madison
    Moderator: James Glass; Panelists: James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    A report on the activities and accomplishments of foreign space programs over the past 12 months.

  • panel Fri 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Eternal Youth, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Deby Fredericks, Manny Frishberg, Hugh S. Gregory, Meradeth Houston

    Scientists are always looking for the all-important cure for aging, but what are the ramifications for such an advancement?

  • Break Fri 6:50 - Sat 11:00
  • panel Sat 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Rest of the World in Space, Yellowstone
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory

    Learn about the space programs of countries other than the USA from spaceflight historian Hugh S. Gregory.

  • panel Sat Noon - 12:50 PM, Mission to Mars, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory

    One Way Missions - Are they do-able? What are the hazards and challenges?

  • Break Sat 12:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, NASA's Asteroid Missions, Gallatin
    Panelists: Hugh S. Gregory

    From Dawn to Osiris-REx - what have we discovered.

  • Break Sat 5:50 - Sun 11:00
  • panel Sun 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Alien Spacecraft in SF & Movies, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Hugh S. Gregory, Guy Pace

    Lets talk about spacecraft in pop culture. How are they different than the real deal? Will we ever actually create FTL drives? Is the Millenium the best space ship of all time? What about the Serenity or the Enterprise? Are the Battlestar Galactica ships the most realistic? Does that make them sort of boring?

  • Break Sun 11:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, What's New In Science, Rocket Tent (1)
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, James Glass, Hugh S. Gregory

    Our scientists will discuss what's new in science this year.

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Simply Human, Ballroom C
    Panelists: C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher, Manny Frishberg, Hugh S. Gregory, Meradeth Houston

    Robots run a great deal of our world, making our cars, food, medical equipment; robots even make our robots. What will there be for humans to do in the New Age of Humanity? Films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner raise questions about machine sapience and sentience. Will technicians have to swear an e-version of the Hippocratic Oath? What will be the ethics of dealing with old and/or non-functioning computers?

Note: Guest and pro biographical information may have been updated since MisCon 31.

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