American Astronautical Society

Advancing All Space


54th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Leadership for Space: Opportunities and Challenges
March 8-10, 2016
Greenbelt Marriott, Greenbelt, Md.


ISS R&D Conference 2016

12-14 July 2016
San Diego, CA


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

July 28, 2016

2016 Space Leaders Grant Winners Announced

The Future Space Leaders Foundation has announced the winners of the annual Future Space Leaders Grant Program.  The Foundation will provide grants to nine graduate students and young professionals to…
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March 14, 2016

Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space

A coalition of 13 space organizations has release a white paper titled: “Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space.” The White paper calls attention to the need for the next administration and…
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December 10, 2015

Young Space Leaders – Call for Nominations

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the opening of the call for nominations for the 2016 Young Space Leaders (YSL) Recognition Programme.  YSL awards are made to…
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Join us at one of our upcoming events

ISS R&D Conference

ISS R&D Conference

Your Catalyst for Discovery

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Leadership for Space: Opportunities and Challenges

ISS R&D Conference
12-14 July 2016

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
25 – 27 October 2016

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
8-10 March 2016

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS)
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 to Friday, 23 September 2016
Maui, Hawaii

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Monday, 26 September 2016 to Friday, 30 September 2016
Guadalajara, Mexico
The IAC 2016 theme is ‘Making Space Accessible and Affordable to all Countries’.

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 to Thursday, 27 October 2016
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama

Guidance and Control Conference
Thursday, 2 February 2017 to Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Beaver Run Resort
Breckenridge, Colorado

Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Sunday, 5 February 2017 to Thursday, 9 February 2017
Marriott Plaza
San Antonio, Texas

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
Tuesday, 7 March 2017 to Thursday, 9 March 2017
Greenbelt Marriott
Greenbelt, Maryland
Program information will be posted this fall.

International Space Station Research & Development Conference
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 to Thursday, 20 July 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC

Latest Publications

Space Times and The Journal of Astronautical Sciences


Announcements related to all annual awards and scholarship

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