17–19 September 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida


Recognition events for the 2017 AIAA SPACE Forum will be available soon. Details about the recognition events that happened at the 2016 AIAA SPACE Forum are below.

von Kármán Lecture

Tuesday, 12 September, 1830 – 1930 hrs 

Honoring Theodore von Kármán, world famous authority on aerospace sciences, the von Kàrmàn Lectureship in Astronautics recognizes an individual who has performed notably and distinguished himself technically in the field of astronautics. The lecture is open to all attendees.

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station: Unlocking the Secrets of the Cosmos

Samuel C. C. Ting
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

William H. Pickering Lecture

Wednesday, 13 September, 1830-1930 hrs 

The William H. Pickering Lecture is named for the former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director to honor his initiation and leadership of America’s unmanned scientific space program, from Explorer I in 1958 through the development of the Viking orbiters and Voyager outer planet and interstellar missions. The lecture is open to all attendees and the general public.

The Voyager Journey to Interstellar Space

Edward C. Stone
David Morrisroe Professor of Physics; Vice Provost for Special Projects
California Institute of Technology

Recognition Luncheon—Celebrating Achievements in Space and Astronautics

Thursday, 14 September, 1230–1400 hrs

A ticket for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased on site, as space is available. 

Space Automation & Robotics Award
Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Team
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
In recognition of the Robotic Refueling Mission Team for their work in advancing the state of robotic servicing technology enabling the routine serving of satellites.

Space Operations and Support Award
ISS Loop A Response Team
Anthony Vareha, Todd Quasny, ISS Flight Controller
NASA Johnson Space Center
For leadership and innovation in working the External Thermal Control System Loop A Flow Control Valve failure on the International Space Station.

Space Systems Award
Juno Mission Team
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
For exceptional achievement in the development and implementation of the Juno mission, resulting in groundbreaking data that is revolutionizing our understanding of Jupiter.

Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management
Maj. Gen. Roger W. Teague
Director, Space Programs
Assistant Secretary (Acquisition), U.S. Air Force
For exceptional achievement in space missions, through innovative strategic thinking, revolutionary program management, and inspirational leadership on program execution.

Certificates of Merit:
AAS/AIAA Space Mechanics Best Paper

Student Paper Competition: Space Systems

Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 Aug 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 27 Aug 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 04 Sep 2018

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