Vint Cerf to Chair INET 2001 Panel on Interplanetary Internet

May 25, 2001

INET 2001, the eleventh annual Internet Society Global Summit to be held in Stockholm from 5-8 May 2001, will this year feature a plenary panel discussion of issues related to extending the Internet to space-based applications.

This session, chaired by Dr. Vint Cerf, will be held under the umbrella of the “Interplanetary Internet” task of the U.S. Next Generation Internet initiative. The panel brings together experts from the terrestrial Internet and space communications communities to present a top level overview of the challenges associated with taking the Earth’s Internet “off-planet” to support the highly mobile expansion of human intelligence throughout the Solar System.