AAS History Committee ChairMichael Ciancone, has been elected as a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Mr. Ciancone is an engineer at NASA and currently serves as the Orion Safety & Reliability Lead at NASA JSC. As a Case Western Reserve University alumnus, Mr. Ciancone has helped further our knowledge and understanding of spaceflight history. He is the author of Foreword to Spaceflight: An Annotated Bibliography of pre-1958 Publications on Rocket Development and Spaceflight (Apogee, 2018), as well as several articles and papers related to spaceflight history. IAA membership consists of individuals who have distinguished themselves in one of the three branches of science of fundamental importance for the exploration of space. The Election to the Academy is a recognition of Ciancone’s record of service and achievement as a leader in space and aeronautical activities. AAS is proud to recognize Mr. Ciancone on his election to IAA!