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October 21-27, 2019 / Vol 38, No 42 / Hawai’i Island, USA

18 Oct 2019, 20:30 UTC
October 21-27, 2019 / Vol 38, No 42 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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70th IAC Convenes in USA with Apollo@50 Theme ‘The Power of the Past, the Promise of the Future’

International Astronautical Federation, in conjunction with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, holds 2019 International Astronautical Congress at Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, October 21-25. Realizing IAF motto “Connecting @ll space people”, IAC co-organizers are International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), International Institute of Space Law and Space Generation Advisory Council. This year 10,000 participants may possibly attend. IAA events ‘Moon Farside Negotiations’ and ‘Academy Day Washington’ precede the Congress opening, October 19th and 20th. Plenary sessions will feature leaders of many of the world’s leading space agencies: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, CSA President Sylvain Laporte, President of JAXA Hiroshi Yamakawa and ESA Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner, as well as high level officials representing CNSA, Roscosmos and ISRO. Emerging agency heads will speak from Thailand (GISTDA), Brazil (AEB), South Africa (SANSA), and United Arab Emirates (UAESA). Breakout groups include 181 technical sessions, 2,000+ presentations, 19 special sessions and 33 keynote lectures. International Platform for Diversity and Equality in Astronautics (IDEA) 3G Diversity Day will be held on October 23, with other 3G (Geography, Generation, and Gender) events held on the ...

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