Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium

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Live stream of Tuesday morning sessions - click here.

Presentations will be posted this week.


The American Astronautical Society and its members are profoundly saddened by the loss of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two and one of its pilots. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the injured pilot, to the families affected by this tragedy, and to the Virgin Galactic team.  While risk can never be totally eliminated from the quest to make spaceflight more accessible, this noble endeavor will continue and, ultimately, succeed.

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.

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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