ISS R&D 2016


The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the opening of the call for nominations for the 2016 Young Space Leaders (YSL) Recognition Programme.  YSL awards are made to students or young professionals between the ages of 21 to 35 years who contribute to astronautics through their academic or professional activities, reach out to other young people and to their community to share knowledge and experience, and contribute to the work of IAF committees or volunteer in support of other Federation activities  (Note:  Attendance at International Astronautical Congreess does not in itself qualify).

The detailed nomination process is available here, and more information about the YSL Programme can be found here.

Nomination material should be sent before 12 February 2016 15:00 CET (Paris time) to the IAF Secretariat, preferably by email at , or by Fax to +33 1 4273 2120 or by postal mail to:

IAF Secretariat
3 rue Mario Nikis
75015 Paris

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The Future Space Leaders Foundation has announced the six winners of its annual Future Space Leaders Grant Program.  The Foundation will provide grants to six graduate students and young professionals to cover expenses associated with participating in the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Jerusalem, Israel, one of the world’s most important space industry gatherings.  The six grant winners will also have access to other industry events including: Future Space 2015, the AAS Goddard Memorial Symposium, NSC Goddard Memorial Dinner, Satellite 2016, SGAC Congress and Fusion Forum, SSPI Gala, SSPI Future Leaders Dinner, AIAA Spotlight Awards Gala and ISPCS.  After a rigorous and competitive application process, the grant winners were selected on the basis of their commitment to the advancement of space sciences and the quality of their abstracts to be presented at the 66th IAC.  The 2015-16 FLSF Grant Winners are:

Dr. Justin Atchison, PhD is a mission design and navigation engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Sarah Flannigan is an engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory who has participated in the MESSENGER and New Horizons missions; Raphael Perrino is a (read more...)

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