IAA Academy Day Washington DC 2019

Academy Day

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)

Washington Convention Center, room 146B
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

Sunday 20 October 2019


09h00    Opening of the Academy Day, Peter Jankowitsch, IAA President,

09h10    Apollo – Soyuz and its role in advancing International Space Cooperation with Special Tribute to Alexi Leonov, General Thomas Stafford (Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz astronaut)
Introduced by John  Schumacher M2 Vice-President

09h30    Introduction to the Laurels by Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Past Vice-President

09:35    The 2019 IAA Laurels for Team Achievement: China-Brazil CBERS Earth Resource Satellite Program. Wu Meirong, M4, China and Jose Braga-Coelho, M4, Brazil

10:15    Space exploration plans in India, S. Somanath, M2, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)

10:45    Interplanetary missions. Modern achievements and problems of gravitational physiology, Elena Fomina, M3, Russia

11:15    Space exploration plans in USA, Scott Pace, M4, USA

11:45    French place in the Space Exploration Program, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, CM4, France

12h15    IAA Luncheon (in advance registration)

13h30    30th IAA Regular Meeting (restricted access) and Induction of the 2019-2021 Board of Trustees

14h30    End of Restricted Meeting

14h35    Apollo Anniversary, Chair: Otfrid Liepack, M4
Introduction, Jean-Michel Contant, M4, IAA Secretary General

14:40    Past, Present and Future, Buzz Aldrin, Honorary Member, Apollo 11

15:00    Bill Barry, NASA Chief Historian: Moderator’s Opening Remarks – Apollo 11 at 50 Years
Jim Green, CM1, NASA Chief Scientist: Apollo’s science results
John Logsdon, M4, George Washington University: “Once we went to the Moon”
Howard McCurdy, American University: “When the moon is in the seventh house…..”
Teasel Muir-Harmony, Smithsonian: “Around the World with the Apollo 11 Crew”
Roger Launius, M4, Smithsonian: “Apollo’s Legacy: A meaning for the Moon Landing”
Summary and Discussion

17h30     End of Session

18h15    Cocktails

18h45     Induction Ceremonies for Newly Elected IAA Academicians (in advance registration)

19h45    Awards Gala Dinner (in advance registration)

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