2019 Call for Nominations

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce its 2019 IAF Hall of Fame that recognises eminent individuals who have contributed substantially during the course of their careers to the progress of astronautics (including space science, space technology, management of space projects and space benefits to mankind).

The call for nominations for the IAF Hall of Fame is addressed to IAF member organisations and IAF volunteer or member representatives.

Nominations should contain:

  • A citation of the merits honoured (one sentence).
  • A biography of the nominee, including the person’s profile, career achievements and history, education, list of publications, etc.
  • At least 2 letters of support by notable personalities, addressing the significant contributions of the nominee to the advancement of astronautics.

The Hall of Fame Sub-Committee will review the nominations received for the IAF Hall of Fame and will make recommendations to the IAF Honours and Awards Committee (HAC). The HAC would review the recommendations and make final recommendations to the IAF Bureau.

The induction into the IAF Hall of Fame is recognised by the award of a medal and certificate presented during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress. The recipient will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner as guest of the IAF President (free of charge). His/her registration fees for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be waived for the year of induction.

Nomination documents must be received by IAF Secretariat no later than 31 January 2019 15:00 CET (Paris time), preferably by email at award@iafastro.org (Subject line: NOMINEE’S LAST NAME Nominee’s First Name – 2019 IAF Hall of Fame).

If email is not available, the nomination documents can be sent by postal mail, to arrive by the above date, to:

IAF Secretariat

Attention: 2019 IAF Hall of Fame

100 Avenue de Suffren

75015 Paris


Or by Fax to + 33 1 4273 2120