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

May 22, 2017

2016 Highlights of AAS Activities

In February 2016, AAS co-hosted the 27th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and hosted the 40th Annual Guidance and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Both events…
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April 20, 2017

Future Space Leaders Grant Program

The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Future Space Leaders Grant Program.  Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space- and…
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April 3, 2017

Report of the 4th Community Workshop on Achievability and Sustainability of Human Exploration of Mars (AM IV)

- REPORT - Continuing to build a community consensus on the future of human space flight.  Held December 6-8, 2016 Organized by Explore Mars, Inc. and the American Astronautical Society…
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Join us at one of our upcoming events

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Future Space: Trends, Technologies and Missions

ISS R&D Conference

ISS R&D Conference

Innovation Beyond Boundaries

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
24-26 October 2017

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
7-9 March 2017

ISS R&D Conference
17-20 July 2017

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
August 20-24, 2017
Stevenson, Washington
Bonus:  Watch the Total Solar Eclipse

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
September 25-29, 2017
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, Australia

International Academy of Astronautics 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop
December 4-7, 2017
Palazzo Rospigliosi
Rome, Italy
– Abstract deadline is October 1

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
October 24-26, 2017
The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama

1st IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness
November 13-15, 2017
Orlando, Florida

AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
January 8-12, 2018
Kissimmee, Florida

AAS Guidance and Control Conference
February 2-7, 2018
Breckenridge, Colorado
– Abstract deadline is September 8

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 13-15, 2018
Greenbelt, Maryland

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.

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