News and Events - archive


Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels


As part of the European Commission’s Learning week, Dr Kass delivered a lecture on the subject of “Learning from mistakes”, followed by a workshop. The events were well attended – indeed, the presentation was oversubscribed!

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Event: 3rd June 2015, Montreal


Dr Kass has been invited to conduct a session at Concordia Univesity’s Summer Research Institute 2015. The session will start with a talk open to the public, which will be followed by a more intimate interactive session with the students.


Event: 1st June 2015, Brussels


The European Commission’s Learning and Development Unit (DG Human Resources and Security) has invited Dr Kass to make a presentation and conduct a workshop on the subject “Learning from mistakes”. This workshop is part of a Learning Week organized by this unit.

long-duration isolation

Event: 29th April 2015, Leiden


At a recent Mars Meetup event held on 29-April, Dr Kass talked to the young Mars enthusiasts of the recently formed group about the special challenges facing astronauts in orbital weightlessness and long-duration separation from mother Earth.

long-duration isolation

Event: 29th April 2015, Leiden


The 3rd Mars Meetup event will host an old hand in the domain of human spaceflight, Dr Kass, who will speak on the subject of psychology of long-duration isolation. This subject is of especial concern and relevance with regard to potential human missions to Mars and eventual settlement of humans on the Red Planet.

Website launch

We are proud to announce the launch of an upgraded version of our James R Kass Space Consulting website! This new website is based on Joomla 3.x, which is a highly sophisticated upgrade from the previous version used, Joomla 2.5. One of the major improvements is responsive design of the website, which provides visitors the opportunity of comfortable viewing on all devices, including smart phones and tablets.

The Human Mission

Event: 6th January 2015, Vaudreuil, Quebec


All classes were cancelled for the afternoon and pupils of 7th-11th grades in the small Quebec school near Montreal listened spell-bound to Dr Kass describing an exciting career in human spaceflight.

The Human Mission

Event: 23rd November 2014


At 19:00 EST (10:00 PST) a live talk-show on human mission to Mars will take place, hosted by WatchHollywood. Participating as official guests are Dr Norbert Kraft (Chief Medical Officer) and Dr James Kass, human spaceflight expert and advisor for Mars One project.

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Event: 23-24th July 2014, Noordwijk


The key experts of Xignum Ltd from Warsaw, Poland, visited four Estec directorates to whom they presented their elegant and agile solution for Project, Process and Data Management. The demonstrations were well received, and aroused much interest.

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Event: 24th June 2014, Noordwijk


Professor Dr Francesco Sacerdoti, CEO e‑voluzione srl, recently visited ESTEC where he met with representatives of several labs at ESA’s Directorate of Technical and Quality Management (TEC), and visited their space engineering labs after the meeting.


At the recent Industry Space Days event at ESTEC Dr Kass concluded an agreement with Dr Francesco Sacerdoti, CEO of e-voluzione srl, based in Naples, Italy, to be their exclusive agent for the European Space Agency.

Event: 23rd May 2014, Amsterdam

Mars One organized a private event in Amsterdam to share and discuss Mars One's accomplishments with advisers, ambassadors, sponsors, investors, and other stakeholders. Dr Kass, adviser for Mars One, was one of the speakers at the event.