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

April 20, 2017

Future Space Leaders Grant Program – May 15 Deadline

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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January 30, 2017

Gene Cernan 1934-2017

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died on January 16, surrounded by his family.  Cernan, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, left his mark on the…
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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

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
7-9 March 2017

ISS R&D Conference
17-20 July 2017

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
24 – 26 October 2017

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

Humans to Mars Summit (H2M)
May 9-11, 2017
George Washington University
Washington, DC

3rd IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS)
May 29-June 1, 2017
Moscow, Russia

Student CanSat Competition
June 9-11, 2017
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas

9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flight (IWSCFF)
June 19-21, 2017
The University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

International Space Station Research & Development Conference
July 17-20, 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
Early-bird special ends April 30.

AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
August 20-24, 2017
Stevenson, Washington
Bonus:  Watch a Total Solar Eclipse
– Abstract deadline is April 24

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

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
Abstract deadline is June 30

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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