Human Spaceflight Committee (2018-2021)

Committee Members  

Chair

• Foley Kevin D.

Vice-chair

• Sorokin Igor V.

Secretary

BATENBURG Peter

Members

• Amekrane Rachid

• Andersen Thomas A.E.

• Augelli Mauro

• Bach Marius

BANK Cristian

• Barde Sebastien C

BARTOE John-David

• Choi Gi-Hyuk

• DeLuna Alan T.

EWALD Reinhold

• Fortunato Antonio

• Gates Michele

GIRARD Guillaume

• Gonzalez Yvette Marie

HAWES Michael

• Hempsell Mark

HUFENBACH Bernhard

JAIME ALBALAT Andrea

King Dan

LOPEZ-ALEGRIA Michael

LOUSADA João

• Manyapu Kavya K.

Morgan Eleanor

• Murakami Keiji

• Ogo Hiroyuki

• Ouellet Alain

• Piras Annamaria

• Rice Gene

ROBINSON Julie

• Sabath Dieter

• Sano Michiyo

• Schlegelmilch Barret

• Schlutz Juergen

Scimemi Sam

• Shaevich Sergey K.

• Sloan John

SONG Zhengyu

Sweet Randall E.

TURNAGE Andy

• Wei Chuanfeng

• Willnecker Rainer

ZIMMERMANN Jim

Friends

• Fortezza Raimondo

• Gibbs Graham

• Gross Anthony

• Jean Pierre

• Lavitola Maria Stella

Messerschmid Ernst

Messina Piero

MIRRA Carlo

• Nakamura Tai

• Pall Thorvardarson Hjalti

STELMAKH DRESCHER Olga

SUCHET Lionel

• Uri John

• Weissenberg Thomas

• Zell Martin

Objective/scope of the committee

The Committee deals with the overarching aspects of human spaceflight, including governmental and commercial human spaceflight initiatives, design, research, development, utilisation, operations and management, as well as associated robotic and support technologies and activities. The Committee addresses past (Skylab, Mir, Shuttle…), present (ISS, Tjangong, Soyuz, MPCV, and commercial suborbital projects…), and future endeavours; and encompass both government and private sector initiatives.

The Human Spaceflight Committee cooperates with other IAF committees, the IAA, IISL, and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE). Special emphasis will be applied to the international character of human spaceflightand the fostering and enhancement of international cooperation.

Symposiums/sessions at the iac

The Committee organizes the Symposium on Human Spaceflight (HSF), encompassing 8 half-day sessions ranging from governmental to commercial orbital and suborbital HSF activities, HSF technologies, astronauts training, and HSF-robotic joint activities. The symposium features 4 joint sessions with other technical symposia, offering the audience the best insight into adjacent and related topics as well, and for several years has involved young graduates worldwide to join a virtual session in the frame of the Workforce Development/Young Professionals Programme Committee (WD/YPP). The HSF Symposium also co-organises since 2009 the only joint session of the IAF with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) on the framework of international collaborative space activities.