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October 1-7, 2018 / Vol 37, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA

28 Sep 2018, 19:41 UTC
October 1-7, 2018 / Vol 37, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Astronautical Congress 2018 Meets in Bremen, Commencing World Space Week

International Astronautical Federation (IAF) holds the 69th IAC in Bremen, Germany on October 1-5 with the theme “Involving Everyone”, locally organized by Center of Applied Space Technology and Microgravity (ZARM). Co-organizers include the International Academy of Astronautics, International Institute of Space Law, and Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). This year’s IAC boasts a record number of 2,500+ presenters from 90 countries. The plenary on Tuesday will discuss “Joint Future in Space”, featuring a panel of women including DLR chair Pascale Ehrenfreund and UNOOSA Director Simonetta di Pippo. IAF is hosting 3G Diversity sessions to foster diversity across Geography, Generation, and Gender. SGAC led by Clementine Decoopman was the winner of this year’s 3G Diversity Award. Mika Ochiai of JAXA is presenting on International Space Exploration Forum for Young Professionals, while Peter Martinez of South Africa is presenting on space sustainability. Two scientists from Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia are presenting in Space Astronomy session. There are three Moon Exploration sessions, with Takeshi Hoshino of JAXA presenting on lunar polar exploration, in addition to ISRO, ispace, SpaceIL, Canadensys, ILOA, and many others. Finally, this IAC hosts many interactive sessions with ...

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