Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium

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Live stream of Tuesday morning sessions - click here.

Presentations will be posted soon.


The American Astronautical Society extends its support to Orbital Sciences Corporation, NASA, and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in the wake of the Antares launch mishap on Tuesday night.  The event reminds us that launching rockets is hard, and we salute the expertise and professionalism of all involved.  While the loss of ORB3 is a disappointment to the entire community, our community is resilient. The best news is that all personnel are well and accounted for, and the International Space Station is well-provisioned. 

Our thoughts are with all of the teams involved - Orbital, NASA, CASIS, the SSEP “Yankee Clipper” student experiments, and the other companies and startups that had cargo onboard.  AAS members are supporting the FAA investigation of the mishap as well as participating from various positions within their respective organizations. We look forward to the resumption of Orbital’s flights once the mishap is understood, and join with NASA and the FAA in our support of ongoing commercial flights to the ISS from American shores.

The Second to None Coalition is a broad based citizen coalition comprised of aerospace and defense industry workers, active duty and retired military and space and defense advocates.  The Coalition was formed this year by the Aerospace Industries Association to give voice to the millions of Americans who believe that budget cuts to important investments in space, civil aviation, defense and STEM education are harming the national interest and slowing technological progress.  A goal of the coalition is to help preserve healthy R&D budgets to support innovation and the progress our community is helping to make possible.  Participants in the Coalition are given timely action alerts to enable them to communicate effectively with elected officials when critical space, aviation and defense issues are being debated in Washington.  Participation is solely voluntary and free of charge.  AAS members can learn more about the Coalition and its activities at: www.secondtonone.org.

Space Times

Latest issue of Space Times:
Volume 53, Issue 5, September/October 2014


The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is now available online.

Docking Module

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AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
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30 Jan to 4 Feb
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53rd Goddard Memorial Symposium
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