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Join AAS Thursday, June 11, for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with John Couluris from Blue Orgin, Robert ...
06/05/2020

Join AAS Thursday, June 11, for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with John Couluris from Blue Orgin, Robert Wright from Dynetics, Nick Cummings from SpaceX, and moderated by Tony Darnell.

Topic: Human Landing Systems
When: Thursday, June 11 at 3:00p.m. Eastern
Price: FREE - No registration required!

On April 30, three US companies were selected to design and develop human landing systems for NASA’s Artemis program aiming to allow sustainable moon exploration as early as 2024. The three prime contractors - Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX - each have strikingly different architectures for their proposals. In this AAS Future in Space Hangout, our host, Tony Darnell, will discuss the various approaches with the lead from each contractor, digging in to find out why they went the way they did, why they think theirs is the best, and more. Join us!

for more information: https://bit.ly/2XBwOEI

AAS is proud to announce Hang Woon Lee and Dennis Nikitaev as the recipients of the 2020 AAS Macauley Awards. Lee won th...
06/03/2020

AAS is proud to announce Hang Woon Lee and Dennis Nikitaev as the recipients of the 2020 AAS Macauley Awards. Lee won the Business and Space Policy award for his paper on “Regional constellations as real options: Overcoming startups’ challenges in the space-based communications industry”, and Nikitaev won the Science and Engineering award for his paper on “A laboratory test to evaluate Seeded Hydrogen in a Nuclear Thermal Rocket Engine”.

Both will present their winning topics at the 2020 Glenn Symposium which will take place online July 15-17.

Visit the Macauley Award page for award details and the Glenn Symposium web page for event information: astronautical.org/awards/mollymacauleyaward/

The 9th Annual ISS R&D Conference call for abstracts deadline is June 26, 2020. Authors are encouraged to submit their a...
05/29/2020

The 9th Annual ISS R&D Conference call for abstracts deadline is June 26, 2020. Authors are encouraged to submit their abstracts early, there will be no deadline extension.

Special opportunities for selected students to receive complimentary registration.

For full information: https://bit.ly/3gyJP9m

New article now available on Space Times! Young professional Quinn Kupec discusses in an interview with Vicky Woodburn w...
05/26/2020

New article now available on Space Times!

Young professional Quinn Kupec discusses in an interview with Vicky Woodburn what it is like to be graduating, entering the workforce, CanSat, 3D printing PPE, and life during these unique times.

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/2zwPPPh

Our society is saddened at the loss of Ashok Rajeshwar Deshmukh. Ashok was an AAS Fellow, served on the board, and lead ...
05/20/2020

Our society is saddened at the loss of Ashok Rajeshwar Deshmukh. Ashok was an AAS Fellow, served on the board, and lead the Society as President in the 90’s. During his long career, he developed the concept of a multi-satellite low-earth orbit commercial remote sensing system, among many accomplishments. His legacy will never be forgotten.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, AAS has made the decision to take our 2020 John Glenn Memorial Symposium online. While ...
05/19/2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, AAS has made the decision to take our 2020 John Glenn Memorial Symposium online. While we’re disappointed we can’t have the event in-person, we are working very hard to make sure this virtual format will allow you to experience the same benefits you’re used to from an AAS event: timely, relevant, and important topics and invaluable interaction with speakers, panelists, and industry partners.

The 2020 Glenn Symposium
July 15-17, 2020
11:00-3:30 pm EST (lunch break included)

Please visit astronautical.org/events/john-glenn-memorial-symposium/ for further information and details.

Nominations for the AAS Eugene E. Emme Astronautical Literature Award and Emme Juniors Awards are now open! If you would...
05/08/2020

Nominations for the AAS Eugene E. Emme Astronautical Literature Award and Emme Juniors Awards are now open!

If you would like your publication considered for the 2019 Emme Awards, please send one copy to each member of the judging committee by May 31, 2020.

To request the addresses of the judging committee, send an email to [email protected].

Additional information can be found at: astronautical.org/awards/emme/

Our society is sad to learn the news of the passing of James Beggs. James was a former NASA Administrator in the ‘80s wh...
04/27/2020

Our society is sad to learn the news of the passing of James Beggs. James was a former NASA Administrator in the ‘80s who helped with the Space Shuttle Program which lead to shape a new era of exploration. He served in the U.S. Navy and supported the aerospace industry throughout his career. His legacy within the space community will not be forgotten.

Our society is saddened at the loss of a friend, colleague, mentor, and leader in our aerospace community, Rosalee Rober...
04/27/2020

Our society is saddened at the loss of a friend, colleague, mentor, and leader in our aerospace community, Rosalee Roberts. Over her long and accomplished career, Roselee touched so many of us with her warmth, kindness, support, and wisdom. Among the work she did on Capitol Hill, at NASA, Boeing, and WIA, her legacy within the aerospace community will never be forgotten.

Join AAS TODAY for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and Tony...
04/23/2020

Join AAS TODAY for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and Tony Darnell.

Topic: Lunar Surface Innovation: Technology for Sustainable Moon Operations
When: TODAY, Thursday, April 23 at 3:00p.m. Eastern
Price: FREE - No registration required!

Link to event: https://youtu.be/R9A80s905iI

for more information: https://astronautical.org/events/hangouts/

Join AAS TOMORROW for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and T...
04/22/2020

Join AAS TOMORROW for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and Tony Darnell.

Topic: Lunar Surface Innovation: Technology for Sustainable Moon Operations
When: Thursday, April 23 at 3:00p.m. Eastern
Price: FREE - No registration required!

Link to event: https://youtu.be/R9A80s905iI
for more information: https://astronautical.org/events/hangouts/

Join AAS for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and Tony Darne...
04/20/2020

Join AAS for our next "Future in Space" online discussion with Niki Werkheiser, Rachel Klima, Clive Neal, and Tony Darnell.

Topic: Lunar Surface Innovation: Technology for Sustainable Moon Operations

When: Thursday, April 23 at 3:00p.m. Eastern
Price: FREE - No registration required!

Link to event: https://youtu.be/R9A80s905iI

for more information: https://astronautical.org/events/hangouts/

Our society is sad to learn the news of the passing of Dr. Peter Bainum. Not only was he on the AAS Board, an AAS Fellow...
04/08/2020

Our society is sad to learn the news of the passing of Dr. Peter Bainum. Not only was he on the AAS Board, an AAS Fellow, and a recipient of the Dirk Brouwer Award in 1989; he was also a great supporter and friend of AAS. His legacy within our society and across the space community will never be forgotten.

New article now available on Space Times!Outstanding in Space: AAS Fellows Selections, by Cindy Schumacher, gives an ins...
03/31/2020

New article now available on Space Times!

Outstanding in Space: AAS Fellows Selections, by Cindy Schumacher, gives an insight into the newest AAS Fellows: Chris D'Souza, J.R. Edwards, and Bill Gerstenmaier.

Read the full article: astronautical.org/2020/03/31/outstanding-in-space-aas-fellows-selections/

New article now available on Space Times!Scitech Forum 2020, by Cindy Schumacher, covers this year's event which focused...
03/26/2020

New article now available on Space Times!

Scitech Forum 2020, by Cindy Schumacher, covers this year's event which focused on “Driving Aerospace Solutions for Global Challenges.”

Read the full article: astronautical.org/2020/03/24/scitech-forum-2020/

Volume 67, Number 1 of the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is now available to AAS members only! This issue includ...
03/24/2020

Volume 67, Number 1 of the Journal of the Astronautical Sciences is now available to AAS members only! This issue includes 10 new articles:

- Analytical Solution to the Vinti Problem in Oblate Spheroidal Equinoctial
Orbital Elements
- The Three-Body Interaction Effect on the Families of 3D Periodic Orbits
Associated to Sitnikov Motion in the Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem
- Lie-Series Solution of Restricted Three-Body Problem: Application to Binary
Stellar Systems
- Investigation of Low Thrust Optimal Orbital Transfer from LEO to GEO
Considering Circular Orbits
- Relative Motion Dynamics with Arbitrary Perturbations in the Local-Vertical
Local-Horizon Reference Frame
- Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Reentry Vehicles Based on Takagi-
Sugeno Fuzzy Models
- Robust Controller Design of Non-minimum Phase Hypersonic Aircrafts Model based on Quantitative Feedback Theory
- Root Locus of Zeros of Discrete Time Systems as a Function of Sample
Rate
- Geometric Solutions for Problems in Velocity-Based Orbit Determination
- Generalized Polynomial Chaos Expansion Approach for Uncertainty
Quantification in Small Satellite Orbital Debris Problems

This Journal is only available to AAS members.
Not a Member? Join now to get access.
If you are a member and do not have access, contact us: [email protected]
To Become a Member: astronautical.org/membership/
AAS Member Only Journal Access: springer.com/journal/40295

Please say congratulations to the AAS Molly K. Macauley Award Finalists! Jingnin AoColin EdwardsCharles EllzeyMelanie Gr...
03/23/2020

Please say congratulations to the AAS Molly K. Macauley Award Finalists!

Jingnin Ao
Colin Edwards
Charles Ellzey
Melanie Grande
Noah Kontur
Hang Woon Lee
Dennis Nikitaev
Dhathri Harsha Somavarapu
Michaela Spaulding
Jonathan Thorvilson

This award recognizes future space industry leaders. For more information on the Macauley Award: astronautical.org/awards/mollymacauleyaward/

Student Competition! The American Astronautical Society is releasing this Call for Abstracts for student (undergraduate ...
03/20/2020

Student Competition!

The American Astronautical Society is releasing this Call for Abstracts for student (undergraduate and graduate) design and research projects for the Student Poster Competition, which will be a centerpiece of this year’s symposium. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit an abstract. Individual and group projects of ongoing or completed work are acceptable.

Current undergraduate and graduate students from all institutions of higher learning are eligible to participate. Best posters will be selected in two categories (Engineering and Physical/Liberal Sciences) within two divisions (undergraduate and graduate).

Winning students will have the option of receiving complementary student registration for one of the 2020/2021 AAS Symposia (Von Braun, Goddard, John Glenn Symposia).

Want more information? astronautical.org/events/john-glenn-memorial-symposium/

Our society is sad to learn the news of Alfred M Worden, an American astronaut and AAS Fellow, who passed away yesterday...
03/19/2020

Our society is sad to learn the news of Alfred M Worden, an American astronaut and AAS Fellow, who passed away yesterday at 88 years old. Alfred was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 lunar mission and his legacy within the space community will never be forgotten.

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03/10/2020

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As of today, March 10, 2020, the Goddard Symposium is postponed. In light of recent cases of the COVID-19 virus in the W...
03/10/2020

As of today, March 10, 2020, the Goddard Symposium is postponed.

In light of recent cases of the COVID-19 virus in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, and in keeping with the American Astronautical Society’s deep commitment to the space community it serves, we regret to inform you that we must postpone our annual 58th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium, originally scheduled for March 17-19, 2020.

We have begun the process of discussing the possibility of postponing the event in lieu of cancelling it altogether. We will provide additional information on any rescheduling and share that information on our event webpage, via email to all registered attendees, and online to our social media channels.

For more information: astronautical.org/goddard

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium  Sponsor Spotlight: Thank you to SpaceX, our March 18 reception sponsor.We sincerely appr...
03/06/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
Sponsor Spotlight:

Thank you to SpaceX, our March 18 reception sponsor.
We sincerely appreciate your support!

REGISTER TODAY and View the Program:
astronautical.org/goddard/

#goddard2020

AAS Goddard Symposium Session HighlightAvoiding the Tragedy of the Commons:Commercialization for SustainabilityDevelopin...
03/05/2020

AAS Goddard Symposium Session Highlight

Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons:
Commercialization for Sustainability

Developing responsible practices for sustainable commercial activity requires acknowledgment of space as a shared resource within a rapidly evolving space economy. How can we achieve growth AND profitability?

Moderator:
Brian Weeden, Director of Programming, Secure World Foundation

Panelists:
Walt Everetts, Vice President, Satellite Operations and Ground Development, Iridium Communications
Mike Gold, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of International and Interagency Relations, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Jennifer Warren, Vice President, Technology Policy & Regulation, Lockheed Martin

On-site hotel rooms available. Register now or learn more: https://astronautical.org/events/goddard/

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The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium is 2 WEEKS AWAY! Make sure you register today to not miss out on an incredible event. Vie...
03/03/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium is 2 WEEKS AWAY!
Make sure you register today to not miss out on an incredible event.


View the PROGRAM and REGISTER TODAY! astronautical.org/goddard

#goddard2020

03/02/2020
4 Reasons to Attend the Goddard Symposium

Need four reasons to attend the 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium?
1. The incredible networking opportunities
2. A chance to hear from the experts
3. The advantage of getting up to date on current space science and technology
4. The opportunity to interact with the space community

Register now to hear from industry leadership on the latest in space science and exploration.

View the Program and REGISTER TODAY:
astronautical.org/goddard

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium March 17-19, Silver SpringSpeaker Spotlight: Charles Bolden, Former NASA AdministratorCom...
02/27/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
March 17-19, Silver Spring

Speaker Spotlight: Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator

Come hear Charles Bolden speak about workforce development and diversity within the industry at the Goddard Lunch and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, March 18th.

View the Program & REGISTER TODAY:
astronautical.org/goddard/

#GODDARD2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium is 20 DAYS AWAY! Make sure you register today to not miss out on an incredible event.View...
02/26/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium is 20 DAYS AWAY! Make sure you register today to not miss out on an incredible event.

View the PROGRAM and REGISTER TODAY! astronautical.org/goddard

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium March 17-19, Silver Spring Thank you to SAIC, our March 18th luncheon sponsor.We sincerel...
02/26/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
March 17-19, Silver Spring

Thank you to SAIC, our March 18th luncheon sponsor.
We sincerely appreciate your support!

View the Program, REGISTER TODAY:
astronautical.org/goddard/

#GODDARD2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium March 17-19, Silver Spring Sponsor Spotlight: Thank you to CONFERS, one of our wonderful ...
02/25/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
March 17-19, Silver Spring

Sponsor Spotlight:
Thank you to CONFERS, one of our wonderful contributors! We couldn’t do it without you!

View the Program, REGISTER TODAY:
astronautical.org/goddard/

#goddard2020

Winners of 2019 American Astronautical Awards AnnouncedThe awards and winners for 2019 are as follows:Neil Armstrong Spa...
02/24/2020

Winners of 2019 American Astronautical Awards Announced

The awards and winners for 2019 are as follows:

Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award-Joseph M. Acaba
Dirk Brouwer Award- Dr. Robert Melton
Carl Sagan Memorial Award- Dr. Michael W. Werner
Sally Ride Excellence in Education Award- David Seidel
Space Life Sciences Award- Dr. Mark Ott
Space Technology Award- Jeff Haynes and the AR-22 Team

For full awards information:
astronautical.org//aas-awards-2019/

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium  March 17-19, Silver Spring Speaker Spotlight: Neil Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of Commer...
02/24/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
March 17-19, Silver Spring

Speaker Spotlight: Neil Jacobs, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction, performing the duties of Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, NOAA

Come hear Neil Jacobs speak about Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at the Goddard Lunch, March 19th.

REGISTER TODAY: astronautical.org/goddard/

#GODDARD2020

Our society is sad to learn the news of Katherine Johnson, a celebrated NASA mathematician, who passed away this morning...
02/24/2020

Our society is sad to learn the news of Katherine Johnson, a celebrated NASA mathematician, who passed away this morning at 101 years old. She was portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" and her legacy in within the space community will never be forgotten.

The 2020 AAS Goddard SymposiumMarch 17-19, Silver SpringSponsor Spotlight:Thank you to the Northrop Grumman Corporation,...
02/21/2020

The 2020 AAS Goddard Symposium
March 17-19, Silver Spring

Sponsor Spotlight:
Thank you to the Northrop Grumman Corporation, our Thursday lunch sponsor! It couldn't happen without your support.

On-site rooms available. View the Program and Register TODAY: astronautical.org/goddard

#Goddard2020

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