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

January 22, 2018

Winners of 2017 American Astronautical Society Awards Announced

Winners to be honored at the 2018 Goddard Memorial Symposium in March SPRINGFIELD, VA (January 22, 2018) – The American Astronautical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce the winners of…
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January 2, 2018

Registration for 2018 Goddard Symposium Now Open

Registration for the 56th Annual AAS Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium is now open. The theme this year is “Exploration, Science, and Technology: Partnerships for the Next Decade.” March 13-15,…
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January 2, 2018

AAS Mourns Passing of Astronaut Bruce McCandless

Former NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist on the STS-41B and STS-31 missions, passed away on Dec. 21, 2017, at the age of 80. McCandless was an AAS Fellow,…
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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

Innovation Beyond Boundaries

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
24-26 October 2017

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
7-9 March 2017

ISS R&D Conference
17-20 July 2017

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
January 8-12, 2018
Kissimmee, Florida

AAS Guidance and Control Conference
February 2-7, 2018
Breckenridge, Colorado
– Abstract deadline is September 8

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 13-15, 2018
Greenbelt, Maryland

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

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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