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

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July 20, 2018

CanSat 2018: International Competition, Universal Excitement

AAS recently hosted our 14th annual rocket payload design-build-launch competition for college and university students from around the world. It’s called CanSat, and this year’s competition was one of the…
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June 22, 2018

Ordway Spaceflight History Award Nominations Due July 1

Nominations are now being accepted for the American Astronautical Society’s Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History. The Ordway Award is named in memory of Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014),…
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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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Conferences

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

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
October 23-25, 2018
Huntsville, Alabama
www.astronautical.org

AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
January 13-17, 2019
Ka’anapali, Hawaii
www.space-flight.org

42nd AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference
February 1-6, 2019
Beaver Run Resort
Breckenridge, Colorado
www.aas-rocky-mountain-section.org

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 19-22, 2019
Greenbelt, Maryland
www.astronautical.org

Student CanSat Competition
June 14-16, 2019
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas
www.cansatcompetition.com

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

Awards

Announcements related to all annual awards and scholarship

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