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March 12-18, 2018 / Vol 37, No 11 / Hawai`i Island, USA

9 Mar 2018, 20:30 UTC
March 12-18, 2018 / Vol 37, No 11 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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56th AAS Goddard Memorial Symposium and Related Events to Highlight U.S. National Space Program

The American Astronautical Society 56th Goddard Memorial Symposium is set to take place March 13-15 in Greenbelt, Maryland in conjunction with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The theme “Exploration, Science, and Technology: Partnerships for the Next Decade” will focus on short-term initiatives and long-term projects planned for the U.S. National Space Program including SLS / Orion, James Webb Telescope, and the potential Lunar Deep Space Gateway. Speakers include Deputy Director of GSFC Solar System Exploration Division Lori Glaze, NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Krista Paquin, AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher, in addition to 12 other speakers, 19 panelists, and opening remarks from AAS president Carol Lane. Topics range from space strategy to robotics. The symposium expects nearly 2,000 attendees. The following evening on March 16, National Space Club will feature award winners at the 61st Goddard Memorial Dinner held at the Washington Hilton. AAS brings volunteers to Washington, DC for Congressional Visits Day on March 12-14 to advocate for federal support of space exploration and science. NSS, SFF and Alliance for Space Development are sponsoring March Storm 2018 March 11-15 to advance ...

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