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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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December 21, 2017

Young Space Leaders – Call for Nominations

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce its 2018 IAF Young Space Leaders Recognition (YSL) Programme that will provide opportunities to recognize students and young professionals who are demonstrating exceptional…
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November 8, 2017

Richard F. “Dick” Gordon

AAS mourns the passing of NASA Astronaut and AAS Fellow Richard F. "Dick" Gordon. Dick Gordon was pilot of Gemini 11 and Apollo 12 as well as a backup crew…
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September 14, 2017

Emme and Ordway Award Winners Announced

Winners of the American Astronautical Society Emme Award and Ordway Award have been announced. Julian Guthrie is the recipient of the 2016 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for…
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September 14, 2017

Fellows Nominations Now Being Accepted

AAS is now accepting nominations for our Fellows Awards. Fellows are members of the Society who have made significant scientific, engineering, academic and/or management contributions to astronautics and space. In addition,…
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May 22, 2017

2016 Highlights of AAS Activities

In February 2016, AAS co-hosted the 27th Annual Space Flight Mechanics Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, and hosted the 40th Annual Guidance and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colorado.  Both events…
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April 20, 2017

Future Space Leaders Grant Program

The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2017 Future Space Leaders Grant Program.  Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space- and…
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April 3, 2017

Report of the 4th Community Workshop on Achievability and Sustainability of Human Exploration of Mars (AM IV)

- REPORT - Continuing to build a community consensus on the future of human space flight.  Held December 6-8, 2016 Organized by Explore Mars, Inc. and the American Astronautical Society…
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January 30, 2017

Gene Cernan 1934-2017

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, died on January 16, surrounded by his family.  Cernan, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, left his mark on the…
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December 26, 2016

Remembering Piers Sellers

On December 23rd , the AAS lost a friend to our organization, a friend to the space community, and a friend to Planet Earth. Piers Sellers’s life embodied his conviction…
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December 9, 2016

Back Issues of Space Times Added to AAS Website

We have added a number of back issues from the AAS Space Times Back to the website!  Check out the full collection at http://astronautical.org/publications/spacetimes/ or the 10 back issues from 2006,…
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