I.A.A. In Brief
Independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996.

16 August 1960, Stockholm, Sweden, by Theodore von Karman.

Foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes; Recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in space science or technology; Provide a program through which members may contribute to international endeavors; Promote international cooperation in the advancement of aerospace science.

Regular Meeting; Board of Trustees consisting of: President; four Vice-Presidents and twenty-eight Trustees, seven from each Section: Basic Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Social Sciences. Current President: Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, Austria; Past-President: Dr. Madhavan G. Nair, India; Vice-Presidents: Dr. Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico; Prof. Liu Jiyuan, China; Dr. Hiroki Matsuo, Japan; Prof. Anatoly Perminov, Russia, Secretary General Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, France.

Encourage international scientific cooperation through symposia and meetings in the area of: space sciences, space life sciences, space technology & system development, space systems operations & utilization, space policy, law & economy, space & society, culture & education; Publish cosmic studies dealing with a wide variety of topics including space exploration, space debris, small satellites, space traffic management, natural disaster, climate change, etc.

Cooperation with other Academies:
Establish cooperation with Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1985), Austrian Academy of Sciences (1986, 1993), Academy of Sciences of France (1988, 2001), Academy of Finland (1988), Indian Academy of Sciences (1990, 2007), Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences (1989), German Academy of Sciences (1990), Kingdom of Netherlands (1990), Academies of Arts, Humanities & Sciences of Canada (1991), U.S. Academy of Sciences (1992, 2002), U.S. Academy of Engineering (1992, 2002), Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities (1994), Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (1995), Chinese Academy of Sciences (1996, 2013), Academy of Sciences of Turin (1997), Australian Academy of Sciences (1998), Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (1999), Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2000), U.S. Institute of Medicine (2002), Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2010, 2012), Academy of Sciences of South Africa (2011), Royal Society of South Africa (2011), Pontifical Academy of Sciences (2012).

Publish the journal of the International Academy of Astronautics ACTA ASTRONAUTICA ranked 4th in the world; Yearbook, Dictionaries and CD-ROM in 24 languages (last languages Afrikaner and Swahili); Book Series on small satellite, conference proceedings, remote sensing and history. All publications available at https://shop.iaaweb.org.

Active members 1191 in 83 countries in four Trustee Sections; Honorary members (3):
– Africa: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia.
– Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela.
– Asia: Bahrain, Burma, China, India, Indonesia, Irak, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.
– Europe: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine.
– Oceania: Australia, New Zealand.

IAA Office:
Office 6 rue Galilée, Po Box 1268-16, 75766 Paris Cedex 16, France; IAA Office Branches in Bangalore (India) and in Beijing (China) for its Study Center; Regional offices in Abuja (Nigeria), Tunis (Tunisia), Buea (Cameroon) and Nairobi (Kenya).

Mailing Address: IAA, PO Box 1268-16, F-75766 Paris Cedex 16, France
Telephone: 33 1 47 23 82 15, Fax: 33 1 47 23 82 16, email   sgeneral(at)iaamail.org

Web Site: http://www.iaaweb.org

Online shop: https://shop.iaaweb.org

About IAA
Independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) was founded in Stockholm on August 16, 1960. Since that time, IAA has brought together the world’s foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system. The purposes of the IAA, as stated in the Academy’s statutes are:

  •   to foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes,
  •   to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a branch of science or technology related to astronautics,
  •   to provide a program through which the membership can contribute to international endeavors and cooperation in the advancement of aerospace science, in cooperation with national science or engineering academies.

The Academy’s beginning was led by Dr. Theodore von Karman, one of the most important figures in the evolution of rocketry, and the IAA’s first president.

The International Academy of Astronautics is based on the tradition of the great classical scientific academies of the 17th century in Rome, London, and Paris, which fostered scientific enquiry and the exchange of ideas and new information in the earliest days of modern science. In the words of IAA’s second president, Dr. Frank J. Malina, “the classical academies served in a remarkable manner the phenomenal advance of man’s new method of understanding nature and of applying this understanding for the benefit of mankind”.

The International Academy of Astronautics recognizes the global significance of astronautics and space exploration. The members are all over the world, i.e., approximately 65 countries.  Recent developments, e.g., the easing of East-West tensions, the progressive integration of European economies, and emergence of the Asian economic revolution, have enhanced the political prospects for international cooperation in space. Cost, scope, complexity and other pragmatic considerations associated with space exploration dictate cooperation among nations; and it is probable that such 21st century initiatives as a manned lunar base and the first manned mission to Mars will be international ventures. The IAA coordinates closely with national academies to foster a spirit of cooperation and progress that transcends national boundaries, cultures, and institutions.
For example, in recents years, joint meetings were held with the French Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada, the US National Academy of Sciences, the US National Academy of Engineering, the US Institute of Medicine, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Israel Academy of Sciences, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Humanities, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences of Turin, the Australian Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

Independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996.

Some IAA URL links on our website point to documents or pages that have a restricted access. These URL links are accessible with a login and password and identified as follows:

Link with no comment – URL link open to public. No password.

Link with (R) – URL link using the general password for Academy active members. Login and password are given by the Academy Secretary General.

Link with (R1) – URL link reserved to the IAA Peer Committees for accessing the nomination forms and reference forms of every nominee. There are logins and passwords for each section (R11 for section 1, R12 for section 2, R13 for section 3, R14 for section 4). Logins and passwords are given by the Academy Secretary General. URL link re-open on January 2012.

Link with (R2) – URL link reserved to Acta Astronautica. All papers are now available on EES.

Link with (R3) – URL link reserved to IAA active members for voting online. After a severe hacking in May 2008 the URL link was closed. Next IAA elections will be made with the traditional paper ballot.

Link with (R4) – URL link reserved to Board of Trustees members. Login and password are given by the Academy Secretary General.

Link with (R7) – URL link reserved to the Particle Radiation Hazard Study Group 1.5 Login and password are given by the Academy Secretary General.

List of Hotels in the IAA Headquarters Vicinity
Independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996.

We have prepared a selection of hotels at walking distance of the IAA office located 6 rue Galilee, Paris 16 district (arrondissement). The website used is in French language but the needed vocabulary is limited. Consequently we provide below the key words for making your decision or making your reservation. If you want to book by phone or fax you can use English as the working language in all of those hotels.


On the map accessible at http://fr.federal-hotel.com/hotels_paris_42074.htm the hotel selected is circled. The IAA office is located at the beginning of rue Galilee, right side of the street, inside the building of Aero-club de France, very close to the Boissiere metro station on avenue Kleber.

Key words

Reserver votre chambre sur internet: to book your room via internet
Nombre de chambres: number of rooms
Promotion: sales
Tarif chambres: room fees

Hotels ranked by single room cost average

350 Euros hotel kleber

195 Euros hotel bassano

255 Euros hotel Waldorf Trocadero

185 Euros hotel-elysees-union

180 Euros hotel best-western-champs-elysees

255 Euros hotel victor-hugo

120 Euros hotel de-sevigne

99 Euros hotel ambassade