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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

November 5, 2019

The 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel – South Lake Tahoe, CA ABSTRACT DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2020 The 2020 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference will be held August…
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October 25, 2019

“Future in Space” Hangout: What Will NASA’s Lunar Gateway Habitat Look Like?

What Will NASA's Lunar Gateway Habitat Look Like? When: 3 p.m. EST on October 31, 2019 Description:  A critical part of NASA's plan to get to Mars and the Moon…
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October 8, 2019

AAS Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Give credit where credit is due. Recognize the stars of the space community. Nominations are now being accepted for multiple American Astronautical Society awards. AAS awards will be bestowed for…
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Join us at one of our upcoming events

John Glenn Memorial Symposium

John Glenn Memorial Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

ISS R&D Conference

ISS R&D Conference

John Glenn Memorial Symposium
July 10 – 12, 2019

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
September 10 – 12, 2019

ISS R&D Conference
July 29 – August 1, 2019

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference
January 30 – February 5, 2020
Breckenridge, Colorado

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 17-19, 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland

Student CanSat Competition
June 11-14, 2020
Blacksburg, Virginia

John Glenn Memorial Symposium
July 14-16, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio

Latest Publications

Space Times and The Journal of Astronautical Sciences


Announcements related to all annual awards and scholarship

The American Astronautical Society is the premier network of current and future space professionals dedicated to advancing all space activities.

Our Partners

We work with other companies, governments, nonprofits and organizations to advance space exploration