Prof. Edward C. Stone, former IAA President and director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, longtime project scientist of the agency’s Voyager mission, died on June 9, 2024. Ed Stone was elected IAA Corresponding Member in 1982 and Full Member Section 1 on Basic Sciences in 1985. He was IAA President from 2003 to 2009. He was David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences, Chair, Department of Astronomy, Cornell University. He was an Associate Professor at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, USA. His research interests concerned theoretical studies of outer solar system bodies: interiors, surfaces and atmospheres, with emphasis on physical chemistry of volatile constituents ; interpretation of spacecraft and ground-based data relevant to such objects, Solar system origin, Physical and chemical processes, in substellar-mass extra-solar objects, Chemistry and dynamics in Earth's atmosphere. Member of NAS.

We are pleased to invite you to register for the Academy Day Busan to be held on Saturday July 13, 2024 on the occasion of the COSPAR Scientific Assembly. We invite you to register online at your earliest convenience and to return the registration form in order to know the details of your participation such as guests or special requests. We inform you that there will be strict limited seating and registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. The Scientific Program is available at EVENTS/IAA Academy DAYS/Acad. Day COSPAR Registration is available at SHOP/EVENTS/Academy Day

All IAA Full Members are invited to cast their votes for 2024 candidates before June 30 deadline. The International Academy of Astronautics is an independent international organization of leading experts, based on highly competitive election. The vote is mainly conducted by email and all IAA Honorary Members and Full Members should have received instructions together with ballot paper form 2024. Academicians are invited to cast their vote at their earliest convenience and before the deadline. If you do not have received any email message we ask you to please contact the IAA Office.

The 4th IAA Conference on Space Situational Awareness took place on May 8-10, 2024 in Daytona Beach, FL, USA. On this occasion, Newly Elected Academician Emmanouil Georgoulis (Corresponding Member section 1) received his certificate and pin from IAA Board of Trustees member Christopher Geiger (Full Member section 4). Photo: Christopher Geiger (USA), Emmanouil Georgoulis (Greece).

The 10th annual Space Traffic Management Conference, “Inflection Points of Change: Civil, Commercial & Security” took place on February 27-28, 2024 in Austin, TX, USA. On this occasion, Newly Elected Academicians Diane Howard (Full Member section 4) and Eric Davis (Full Member section 2) received their certificates and pins from IAA President John Schumacher. Photo: Moriba Jah (USA), Danielle Wood (USA), Diane Howard (USA), Eric Davis (USA) and John Schumacher (USA).