Published on May 14, 2021

GLEX 2021 International Astronauts Chapter

Meet international astronauts and cosmonauts at GLEX 2021!

2021 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight – marking the beginning of humankind’s spaceflight era.

To celebrate this important milestone, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) are co-organizing the GLEX 2021 International Astronauts Chapter, inviting astronauts and cosmonauts from around the world to participate in the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021 that will take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 14 – 18 June 2021.

As part of this special programme GLEX 2021 will feature on Tuesday 15 June a plenary dedicated to the 60th anniversary of human spaceflight during which all astronauts and cosmonauts will give their tribute to the first man in space and the beginning of humankind’s spaceflight era.

On Wednesday 16 June, there will be a dedicated Astronauts GNF featuring an international panel of astronauts and cosmonauts, sharing their perspectives and updates on human activities in space.

On Monday 14 June, the IAF, in accordance with its mission to prepare the workforce of tomorrow, will offer a full day dedicated to the Next Generation targeted at students and young professionals. ASE and the astronauts because of their great appealing to younger audiences will be attending the morning panel of the Next Generation Day around the topic of “International Collaboration for Sustainable Space Exploration”.

Register now for GLEX 2021 and celebrate the 60th anniversary of human space flight together with our international space fliers:

Alexander ALEXANDROV

Cosmonaut and General Director's Council, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia

Russia

Mike BAKER

Astronaut and Advisor, Rhodium Scientific

United States

Jean-Loup CHRETIEN

Astronaut and CEO, Tietronix Europe

France

Jean-François CLERVOY

Astronaut and Founder, AirZeroG

France

Pedro DUQUE

Astronaut and Minister for Science and Innovation, Government of Spain

Spain

Reinhold EWALD

Astronaut and Professor of Astronautics, University of Stuttgart

Germany

Bertalan FARKAS

Claudie HAIGNERÉ

Astronaut and Director General, JPCH Espaces

France

Jean-Pierre HAIGNERÉ

Astronaut and President, JPCH Espaces

France

Oleg KOTOV

Cosmonaut and Deputy Director for Science, Institute for Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBMP RAS)

Russia

Sergey KRIKALEV

Executive Director for Piloted Spaceflights, ROSCOSMOS

Russia

Ulf MERBOLD

Astronaut

Germany

Julie PAYETTE

Astronaut and Former Governor General of Canada

Canada

Dumitru-Dorin PRUNARIU

Astronaut and Expert, Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry – ROMSPACE, Member, Board of the Romanian Space Agency

Romania

Vladimir REMEK

Franz VIEHBOCK

Astronaut and CEO, Berndorf AG

Austria

Pavel VINOGRADOV

Cosmonaut and Deputy Head of Aircraft and Space Flight Center, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia

Russia

We very much look forward to welcoming everybody to GLEX 2021 in St. Petersburg!