The list of New Members of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), for the year 2020, is available below: Corresponding Members Basic Sciences Antonietti Nicolo, Italy Campos Luis Braga, Portugal Grundy William M., USA Olkin Catherine B., USA Saito Yoshifumi, Japan Shustov Boris M., Russia Spencer John R., USA Wu Shufan, China Yankiv-Vitkovska Liubov, Ukraine Members Basic Sciences Al-Shidhani Saleh, Oman Bykov Andrei M., Russia Grebenev Sergey A., Russia Kaymaz Zerefsan, Turkey Li Xuelong, China Squyres Steven W., USA Takahashi Tadayuki, Japan Tong Xudong, China Turyshev Vyacheslav, Russia Yefremov Alexander P., Russia Corresponding Members Engineering Sciences Akella Maruthi R., USA Ashok Venkateswaran, India Barrington-Brown James, UK Chaudhary Ravi I., USA Chelaru Teodor-Viorel, Romania Chizea Francis, Nigeria Cichan Timothy, USA Cui Pingyuan, China Ingenito Antonella, Italy Kawamoto Satomi, Japan Lemmens Stijn, Belgium Long Teng, China Martin Gary L., USA May Lisa D., USA Meng Guang, China Miau Jiun-Jih, Taiwan-China Moccia Antonio, Italy Oltrogge Daniel L., USA Reinart Anu, Estonia Romano Marcello, Italy Rong Yi, China Sabatini Marco, Italy Sánchez Ortiz Noelia, Spain Santoni Fabio, Italy Scimemi Samuel J., USA Silnikov Mikhail V., Russia Sparvieri Nicola, Italy Tanaka Koji, Japan Townsend Lawrence W., USA Zhu Zheng Hong, Canada Members Engineering Sciences Al Hashmi Khaled, UAE Baranov Andrey A., Russia Bevilacqua Riccardo, USA Chen Xiaoqian, China Chodas Janis L., USA Denis Gil, France Ferri Paolo, Italy Gratton Livio, Argentina Hanada Toshiya, Japan Howell Kathleen C., USA Jah Moriba, USA Lavagna Michele , Italy Le Franc Jean-Pascal, France Li Detian, China Lohvynenko Anatolii, Ukraine Makino Takashi, Japan Mortari Daniele, USA Natan Benveniste, Israel Palmerini Giovanni B., Italy Pashayev Arif, Azerbaijan Pelzer Walther, Germany Pontani Mauro, Italy Prokhorovich Vladimir, Russia Qiu Jiawen, China Serkin Alexander, Russia Shimada Toru, Japan Sirenko Volodymyr , Ukraine Underwood Craig, UK Corresponding Members Life Sciences Fogarty Jennifer A., USA Reiter Thomas, Germany Smoleevskiy Alexander E., Russia Members Life Sciences Agaptseva Tatiana N., Russia AlMansoori Hazzaa A., UAE Suchet Lionel, France Van Loon Jack J.W.A., Netherla Corresponding Members Social Sciences Bannova Olga, USA Chesley Bruce C., USA Cianci Flaminio, Italy Foust Jeffrey A., USA Giannopapa Christina, France Howard Diane, USA Lukaszczyk Agnieszka, Poland Madry Scott L.H., USA Mejia-Kaiser Martha, Mexico Stelmakh Olga S., Ukraine Sun Gongling, China Vittadini Grazia, Italy Members Social Sciences Al Ahbabi Mohammed, UAE Bezos Jeffrey, USA Clerc Philippe, France Gitsch Michaela, Austria He Zhibin , China Imhof Barbara, Austria Krishna Murthy Yelisetty V., India Medina Tanco Gustavo, Argentina Roman Molinas Alejandro J., Paraguay Szaniawski Michal, Poland Usov Volodymyr, Ukraine Wang Xiaojun, China Wang Qiao, China Wang Tianyi, China Yu Tao, China Zhao Xiaojin, China Zinoviev Oleksii, Ukraine
The China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellites Data Processing System on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.
Photo: From left to the right: Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania, Wu Meirong, China Jose R. Braga Coelho, Brazil and Jean-Michel Contant France.
Christopher Russel received the 2019 IAA Basic Sciences section Award on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA.
Photo: From left to the right: Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Ralph McNutt, USA, Christopher Russell, Canada and Jean-Michel Contant, France.
Charles Elachi, IAA Member of the Basic Sciences received the Theodore von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA. The citation reads: “For a lifetime of scientific and engineering leadership that enabled breathtaking advances in knowledge of Earth, Solar System and Universe. Synthetic aperture radar which he invented has been utilized for study of Earth and every major body in the Solar System. As Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory he led the creation of 24 NASA space science missions, all with significant international participation. His nurturing of three generations of scientists and engineers has paved the way for decades of continuing advances in the space sciences.”
Photo: from left to the right: John Schumacher, USA, Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Charles Elachi, USA, Peter Jankowitsch, Austria, Marius-Ioan Piso, Romania and Jean-Michel Contant, France.
Buzz Aldrin, receiving the Honorary Member diploma of the International Academy of Astronautics on October 20, 2019 in Washington DC, USA. Photo: From left to the right: Jean-Michel Contant, France, Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Mexico, Buzz Aldrin, USA, Peter Jankowitsch, Austria and Antonio Viviani, Italy.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected this month the 2018 new Academicians in a highly selective process. Newly elected corresponding members and members are from 25 countries. Many Academicians were inducted on 30 September 2018 on the occasion of the Academy Day in Bremen, Germany.
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is announcing the new Honorary Members as of July 2018: Aldrin Buzz, USA ; Almar Ivan, Hungary ; Blamont Jacques, France; Casal Federico, Switzerland ; Chong Yean-Joo, Singapore; Jasentuliyana Nandasiri, Sri Lanka; Kasturirangan Krishnaswamy, India; Klein Karl E, Germany; Kuchma Leonid D., Ukraine; Leonov Alexei A., Russia; Ninomiya Keiken, Japan; Ortner Johannes, Austria; Payette Julie, Canada; Zaganescu Nikolae F., Romania.