American Astronautical Society (AAS)

Association and Professional SocietyMember since 1954

Formed in 1954, the American Astronautical Society (AAS) is the premier independent scientific and technical group in the United States of America exclusively dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration.

We strongly support the U.S. Space Exploration Policy, and are members of the Coalition for Space Exploration and the Space Exploration Alliance. We are also committed to strengthening the global space programme through cooperation with international space organisations.

We strive to fulfill these goals through service to our members: engineers, scientists, administrators, institutions and corporations on the cutting edge of the nation’s space activities. In addition, many of us support these activities as military space specialists, physicians, lawyers, educators, historians, journalists, artists and other professionals.

The AAS has long been recognised for the excellence of its national meetings, technical meetings, symposia and publications as well as for the impact these have had on shaping the U.S. space programme. Members have opportunities to meet with leaders in their field and in related disciplines, exchange information and ideas, discuss career aspirations and expand their horizons.

The AAS has materially aided our nation in addressing future challenges by sponsoring professional, scientific and engineering meetings and by maintaining an effective publications programme. The strong and active participation of corporate members, together with the support of major elements of the space industry, have enabled the Society to remain at the forefront of advancing the astronautical sciences.