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June 22-28, 2020 / Vol 39, No 25 / Hawai`i Island, USA

19 Jun 2020, 20:43 UTC
June 22-28, 2020 / Vol 39, No 25 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Astronautical Federation Plans Virtual IAC 2020, Remains ‘Agile, Innovative and Resilient’

IAF President Pascale Ehrenfreund addresses the global space community and announces 71st IAC, the 2020 ‘Cyberspace Edition’ being held October 12-14 online and for free, in an effort to Connect @ll Space People globally. Ehrenfreund states IAF is working to respond to current and future challenges and focusing on 3 main topics for its advocacy agenda: to support and facilitate global space governance, stimulate and propel global space economy, and influence and foster global space advocacy. With support from IAA, IISL, and SGAC, this 3-day IAC will include plenaries, 1600 video lectures, technical and special sessions, IAF GNF sessions and a virtual exhibition. 2020 IAF Award Recipients include Chang’e-4 mission leaders Wu Weiren, Yu Dengyun and Sun Zezhou; ISRO Chairman K. Sivan; SWF Executive Director Peter Martinez; and ESA for the ‘3G’ Diversity Award. Launching September 16 is IAF Global Networking Forum Space Conversations Series, which will be free, live webinars held every 2 weeks on Wednesday. Established in 1951, IAF currently has 400 member organizations from nearly 70 countries. It will host 72nd IAC in Dubai, followed by 73rd in Paris 2022, and 74th in Baku ...

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