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 leadership in their academics or early careers.

Awards are made to students and young professionals between the ages of 21 to 35 years on 1 January 2018 who are:

  • Contributing to astronautics through their academic and/or professional activities,
  • Reaching out to other young people and to their community to share knowledge and experience,
  • Engaging colleagues in the international space community,
  • Contributing to the work of IAF committees and/or volunteering in support of other Federation activities.


Nominations are due before February 11, 2018. Detailed information on the nomination process and the YSL programme can be found on the IAF website.