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

December 26, 2016

Remembering Piers Sellers

On December 23rd , the AAS lost a friend to our organization, a friend to the space community, and a friend to Planet Earth. Piers Sellers’s life embodied his conviction…
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December 9, 2016

Back Issues of Space Times Added to AAS Website

We have added a number of back issues from the AAS Space Times Back to the website!  Check out the full collection at or the 10 back issues from 2006,…
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December 8, 2016

Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra.

It is with profound sadness we note the passing of former Senator John Herschel Glenn, Jr., the first American to orbit our planet. John Glenn's bravery and commitment to service…
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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

Your Catalyst for Discovery

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
7-9 March 2017

ISS R&D Conference
12-14 July 2016

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
25 – 27 October 2016

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

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

Annual Space Symposium
Monday, 3 April 2017 to Thursday, 6 April 2017
The Broadmoor Hotel
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

Student CanSat Competition
Friday, 9 June 2017 to Sunday, 11 June 2017
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas

9th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flight (IWSCFF)
Monday, 19 June 2017 to Wednesday, 21 June 2017
The University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado
Abstract submission deadline is December 12.

International Space Station Research & Development Conference
Monday, 17 July 2017 to Thursday, 20 July 2017
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC
– Abstract deadline is March 24

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

Latest Publications

Space Times and The Journal of Astronautical Sciences


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