31st ASE Congress Minsk, Belarus, “Creating the Future of Space”

The Planetary Congress is ASE’s primary forum for professional exchange among U.S., Russian and international astronauts and cosmonauts. It is designed to promote the exchange of space flight experiences and technical information concerning space operations, scientific research, mission development and astronaut training. ASE members meet to review and discuss developments in their respective space programs, to evaluate existing ASE programs and plan future ASE activities. The week-long Congress affords a unique opportunity for communication between members of the international space community, government agencies and the public.


Opening Ceremony with Alexandre Loukachenko, President of the Republic of Belarus



More than 70 astronauts/cosmonauts/taikonauts from 18 countries