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October 12-18, 2015 / Vol 34, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA

9 Oct 2015, 20:10 UTC
October 12-18, 2015 / Vol 34, No 41 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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66th IAC in Jerusalem to Host 3,000 Space Exploration Leaders

The International Astronautical Federation, IAA and IISL are holding the 66th International Astronautical Congress with the theme Space: The Gateway for Mankind’s Future, October 12-16 in Jerusalem, Israel. World space agency representatives, scientists, Astronauts, industry, the press and public will participate in 9 technical sessions, 7 plenary, 3 highlight lectures, an exhibition, social program and associated events. IAC 2015 will begin with a 2-hour opening ceremony, heads of agencies session and a Buzz Aldrin press conference. Every aspect of Space Exploration will be explored including international current / future missions, launch services, life-support systems, commercial space, policies, safety and space debris. Some sessions are The Moon – a Continent and a Gateway for our Future and Fifty Years of Spacewalking. Bilateral meetings will be conducted by NASA, CNSA, ESA, ISRO, JAXA, Lockheed Martin Corp., CNES, DLR and OHB. Israel Space Agency is expanding Israel scientific and technological capabilities for peaceful space purposes through R&D support via international partnerships. The 2016 IAC will be held in Mexico, 2017 in Australia and the 2018 IAC host country will be selected Oct 16 by the IAF General Assembly. Associated events include: Space Generation ...

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