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September 24-30, 2012 / Vol 31, No 39 / Hawai`i Island, USA

21 Sep 2012, 20:22 UTC
September 24-30, 2012 / Vol 31, No 39 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Professional Gatherings in Italy Precede 63rd International Astronautical Congress
Accelerating buildup to the annual flagship spaceflight conference, the International Astronautical Congress, a number of preliminary events are taking place in the host city, Naples, Italy. On September 27-29 the Space Generation Advisory Council will host the 11th Annual Space Generation Congress for university students and young professionals. Endorsed by the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, the SGC aims to hone and promote the voice of the next generation of space sector leaders on the topic of international space development. On Sep 28 the International Program / Project Management Committee and Workforce Development / Young Professional Committee are hosting a Young Professionals Workshop. The International Academy of Astronautics is hosting an Academy Day, in cooperation with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Sunday Sep 30. At the IAA Plenary Sessions there will be a Welcome Address by IAA President and former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization Madhavan Nair, as well as a talk on Lunar Laser Reflectors for First Moon-Light Timing & Navigation Applications. The IAF, coordinating body of the IAC, has 205 members in 58 countries including all leading agencies, space companies, societies, associations and institutes ...

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