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July 20, 2018

CanSat 2018: International Competition, Universal Excitement

AAS recently hosted our 14th annual rocket payload design-build-launch competition for college and university students from around the world. It’s called CanSat, and this year’s competition was one of the…
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June 22, 2018

Ordway Spaceflight History Award Nominations Due July 1

Nominations are now being accepted for the American Astronautical Society’s Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History. The Ordway Award is named in memory of Frederick I. Ordway III (1927-2014),…
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May 16, 2018

AAS Participates in Launch Event of Planetary Science Caucus

The American Astronautical Society was pleased to participate in the “launch” event of the Planetary Science Caucus held Wednesday, May 9, in Washington DC. The gathering took place in the…
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May 2, 2018

2018 Future Space Leaders Grant Program – Call for Applications

The Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Future Space Leaders Grant Program. Intended for U.S. graduate students and young professionals who are pursuing space- and…
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April 20, 2018

American Astronautical Society Congratulates Representative Jim Bridenstine on His Confirmation as NASA Administrator

The American Astronautical Society (AAS) congratulates Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK-1) on the Senate confirmation to be NASA Administrator. “AAS looks forward to working with Administrator Bridenstine on advancing science, research,…
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February 6, 2018

ISCOPS in Montreal – July 10-13, 2018

The American Astronautical Society (AAS), the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the Japanese Rocket Society (JRS) are pleased to hold jointly the 15th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies…
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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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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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