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American Astronautical Society

We Advance Space

The American Astronautical Society leads and advances the discussion around space.

Since 1954, AAS has been the premier network of current and future space professionals dedicated to advancing all space activities. The Society has long been recognized for the excellence of our national symposia, technical conferences, and publications and for our impact on shaping the U.S. space program. AAS members have opportunities to meet and connect with leaders in the space industry to exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations, and expand their knowledge and expertise.

The American Astronautical Society: Connections. Insight. Credibility. Leadership.

Latest News

Announcements
January 10, 2022

We Need You!

AAS is calling on our members to be volunteer judges for the upcoming 2022 CanSat Student Competition! The CanSat competition is an annual design-build-fly competition that provides teams with an opportunity to experience the full life-cycle design and production of a launched payload…
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November 22, 2021

2020 Eugene M. Emme Award Winners

The American Astronautical Society is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Awards.  These awards, named from NASA’s first Historian, recognize outstanding literature that works to advance the public’s understanding of astronautics. They…

Latest News

Announcements
January 10, 2022

We Need You!

AAS is calling on our members to be volunteer judges for the upcoming 2022 CanSat Student Competition! The CanSat competition is an annual design-build-fly competition that provides teams with an opportunity to experience the full life-cycle design and production of a launched payload…
Uncategorized
November 22, 2021

2020 Eugene M. Emme Award Winners

The American Astronautical Society is proud to announce this year’s winners of the Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Awards.  These awards, named from NASA’s first Historian, recognize outstanding literature that works to advance the public’s understanding of astronautics. They…

Conferences

Join us at one of our upcoming events

John Glenn Memorial Symposium

John Glenn Memorial Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Von Braun Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium

John Glenn Memorial Symposium
July 18-20, 2022

Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium
October 24-26, 2022

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium
March 16-18, 2022

Upcoming Events

Selected events from the space calendar

Von Braun Symposium
October 12-14, 2021
Huntsville, Alabama

Latest Publications

Space Times and The Journal of Astronautical Sciences

Awards

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