In 2019 humanity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a feat once thought impossible: humans walking on the moon. In the past half-century, the United States has contributed to humanity’s quest to explore the unknown and expand the boundaries of our terrestrial existence.
Through domestic investments and international partnerships, the United States has worked to satisfy humanity’s innate curiosity and yearning to explore. As a nation we invite the world to commemorate that “one giant leap for mankind” and celebrate the international accomplishments and partnerships that have become the hallmarks of space exploration. Today the broader space community stands at a pivotal juncture in the course of future human space exploration.
To succeed we must come together to create a unified vision that can be realized through the effective use of our collective assets and resources. It is in that spirit of collaboration that we would host the global space community in Washington, D.C., to envision what the next “giant leap” will be.