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 16, 2018

AAS Participates in Launch Event of Planetary Science Caucus

The American Astronautical Society was pleased to participate in the “launch” event of the Planetary Science Caucus held Wednesday, May 9, in Washington DC. The gathering took place in the…
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May 2, 2018

2018 Future Space Leaders Grant Program – Call for Applications

The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Future Space Leaders Grant Program. Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space- and…
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April 20, 2018

American Astronautical Society Congratulates Representative Jim Bridenstine on His Confirmation as NASA Administrator

The American Astronautical Society (AAS) congratulates Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK-1) on the Senate confirmation to be NASA Administrator. “AAS looks forward to working with Administrator Bridenstine on advancing science, research,…
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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

34th Space Symposium
April 16-19, 2018
The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado

1st Annual RPI Workshop on Image-Based Modeling and Navigation for Space Applications
June 4-5, 2018
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York

Student CanSat Competition
June 8-10, 2018
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas

15th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS)
July 10-13, 2018
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
August 19-23, 2018
Snowbird, Utah
– Abstract deadline April 9

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
October 23-25, 2018
Huntsville, Alabama

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

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