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American Astronautical Society

Advancing All Space

Advancing All Space

Founded in 1954, the American Astronautical Society has long been recognized for the excellence of its national meetings, technical meetings, symposia and publications and for their impact on shaping the U.S. space program.  Members have opportunities to meet with leaders in their field and in related disciplines, exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations and expand their knowledge and expertise.

Latest News

January 22, 2019

2019 Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium – Registration Open!

Registration for the 57th Annual AAS Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium is now open. The theme this year is “The Next Giant Leap: Earth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond” March 19 - 21,…
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October 23, 2018

Neil M. Maher’s Apollo in the Age of Aquarius Announced as Recipient of American Astronautical Society Emme Award

The American Astronautical Society is pleased to announce Apollo in the Age of Aquarius, by Neil M. Maher, is the winner of the 2017 Eugene M. Emme Award. The annual Eugene…
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October 18, 2018

American Astronautical Society Announces 2018 Ordway Award Winners

Three recipients are being recognized for exceptional efforts in informing and educating about space history. The American Astronautical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce Dennis R. Jenkins, Ron Miller, and…
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Join us at one of our upcoming events

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

ISS R&D Conference

ISS R&D Conference

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
23-25 October 2018

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
19-22 March 2019

ISS R&D Conference
23-26 July 2018

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
January 13-17, 2019
Ka’anapali, Hawaii

2nd AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference
February 1-6, 2019
Beaver Run Resort
Breckenridge, Colorado

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 19-22, 2019
Greenbelt, Maryland

Student CanSat Competition
June 14-16, 2019
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas

John Glenn Memorial Symposium
July 10-12, 2019
Huntington Convention Center
Cleveland, Ohio

AAS Hangouts

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:00pm EDT

Latest Publications

Space Times and The Journal of Astronautical Sciences


Announcements related to all annual awards and scholarship

The American Astronautical Society is the premier network of current and future space professionals dedicated to advancing all space activities.

Our Partners

We work with other companies, governments, nonprofits and organizations to advance space exploration