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IAA Newly Elected Beijing 2016 Symposium
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications (CCASTIC) of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) jointly organized the Symposium on International Space Cooperation in Promoting Economic and Social Development of Developing Countries and IAA Academy Day in Beijing on 25-26 November 2016. More than 200 delegates from government departments, embassies in China, space enterprises, space scientific research institutions of more than 10 countries like China, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Pakistan, Nigeria, Russia, the United States, Ukraine and Venezuela, as well as international organizations have attended this event.

Prof. Liu Yongding, M3, Mr. Li Guoping, CM4, Prof. Li Yingxian, M3, Prof. Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President Finance, Prof. Liu Jiyuan, Vice-President Publications, Prof. Jin Qiming, CM2, Prof. Wang Xiaodong, M4 and Prof. Song Zhengyu, M2.
 
IAA book on Mars exploration
The IAA study group 3.16 has published its final report: "Global Human Mars System Missions Exploration – Goals, Requirements and Technologies ". Published in August 2016, 152 pages. Human Missions to Mars have been studied individually by several Space Agencies over the past decades. However, a ooperative Human Mars mission framework including, but not limited to requirements and technologies, is missing. The book identifies, assess and synthesizes a global set of goals with its related criteria requirements for future human exploration of the Mars system and establish technology opportunities and roadmaps in the context of promising cooperative exploration scenarios. The study aims to identify means to minimize the risks at global level.
 
IAA Academy Day Guadalajara, Mexico
Many Academicians attended the Academy Day Guadalajara opened by IAA President Dr. Peter Jankowitsch on Sunday 25 September 2016. IAA Vice-President Dr. Francisco Mendieta welcomed the participants and gave a presentation on the results of the IAA Head of Space Agencies Summit on Climate Change and Disaster Management, held in Mexico on September 2015. During the Academy Day, several IAA studies were presented. Newly elected members were inducted in Guadalajara during the Awards Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The program with detailed information on the Academy day Guadalajara is available.
 
 
Mamaia conference 2016
The 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure has been jointly organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and the Romanian Space Agency on August 09-10, 2016 in Mamaia, Romania. The participants of the 5th IAA Conference on Space Systems as Critical Infrastructure came from institutions like the European Space Agency, DLR – German Aerospace Centre, Centre of Space Technologies Institute of Aviations, Warsaw, Poland as well as the Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. Romania has been represented by the Romanian Space Agency, Romanian Parliament - Chamber of Deputies, Sub-committee for Space, Politechnica University of Bucharest, Institute of Space Sciences, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Military Equipment and Technologies Research Agency, Polytechnic Institute Bucharest and private companies and thinktanks.
 
IAA Newly Elected Members
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), has elected in July 2016 new members, many of whom were inducted on 25 September 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico during an Academy Day Honor Night Dinner.
 
NE 2016 at Lockheed
Newly elected ceremony on June 17, 2016 at Bethesda, VA, USA.
Participants left to right: Ms. Kay Sears, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems Company, Dr. Robie Samanta-Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Corp Engineering, Tech. and Operations,Ms. Mary Snitch, Sr. Staff, Industry Organizations, Space Systems Company, Mr. Richard Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Space Systems Company (New member Section 2), Dr. Jean-Michel Contant, Secretary General, International Academy of Astronautics, Ms. Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mr. Rodney Makoske, Senior Vice President, Corp. Engineering, Technology and Operations, Mrs. Corinne Jorgenson, President, Advancing Space, Mr. Scott Fouse, Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Space Systems Company.
 
HSE Korolev, Moscow, Russia
The International Academy of Astronautics Human in Space Exploration conference, attended by more than 600 participants, was successfully held in Korolev city near Moscow on 24-26 May 2016. There was 7 parallel technical sessions with 270 papers. The result of the conference will serve to prepare the next IAA Head of Space Agencies summit.
 
1st STEM STEAM Symposium, Paris
The International Academy of Astronautics held the First Symposium on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math “STEM/STEAM in Space” on Friday 25 March 2016 in Paris, France. The theme was  “Emerging STEM / STEAM and Space”. This symposium was organized under the auspices of the IAA Study Group 6.16 on “STEM/STEAM for Space Grand Challenges”. Program is available.
 
IAA newly elected 2015 in Paris
21 March 2016 Award Ceremony Dinner of the International Academy of Astronautics, Paris, France. IAA newly elected 2015 induction ceremony with President Peter Jankowitsch, Vice-President Anatoly Perminov, Vice-President Hiroki Matsuo, Vice-President Liu Jiyuan, Trustee Section 1 Chairman Ralph McNutt, Trustee Section 2 Chairman Johann-Dietrich Woerner, Trustee Section 3 Chairman Chrysoula Kourtidou-Papadeli, Trustee Section 4 Chairman Marius-Ioan Piso, Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant and SAC Vice-Chair Studies Antonio Viviani.
 
Space Physiology
The IAA study group 2.13 has published its final report: "Space Physiology and Medicine in the Exploration Era: the IAA Virtual Institute of Space Life Sciences and medicine ". Published in March 2016, 21 pages. In view of future space exploration goals, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) space physiology and medicine community strongly advocates increasing the available opportunities for life sciences research in space and on the ground, including research in medicine, physiology, biology, neurobehavioral and radiation effects, and concurrently increasing efforts to better link the results of life sciences research on Earth and in space. Such a strengthening of the ties between groundbased and space research will be beneficial for both parties by improving health care on Earth and supporting human exploration of space. It will also substantially increase the support for human spaceflight in the general population, as the results can be directly applied to normal ground-based medicine. These goals can be achieved by the following actions: • Strengthen the links between space and terrestrial life sciences; • Strengthen international collaboration in space life sciences; • Strengthen joint research on fundamental questions in the life sciences; • Maintain the opportunities to study human physiology and molecular as well as animal model systems in microgravity and the radiation environment in orbit by extending the lifetime of the International Space Station and through direct collaborations with governments and companies, thus providing extended opportunities for studying long-term human adaptation to microgravity; • Perform human exploration step-by-step with sound scientific tasks for the astronauts; • Consider relevant scientific research beyond the scope of the International Space Station, in line with the goals set out under the ISECG (2013) Global Exploration Road Map, to undertake planetary exploration. In order to achieve these ambitious goals, the IAA Life Sciences Community advocates the formation of a “Virtual Institute of Space Life Sciences and Medicine (VISLSaM)”. The basic concept of this institute is described in the current study.
 
e-learning
The IAA study group 2.8 has published its final report:"e-learning education and content sharing; technical and legal issues in space Life sciences ". Published in March 2016, 95 pages. The study investigated the status of e-learning in the Life Sciences section in collaborations with other scientific fields and especially focused on the search, sharing and digital rights of educational materials, technologies and technological platforms used in educational activities. The overall goals of the study group were mainly, and by promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration in space medicine, to report on (electronic) educational activities occurring around the globe in this scientific area, to facilitate the registration of experiences on the utilization of contemporary platforms/environments for e-learning deployment, to spread experiences related to conformance with educational standards, to facilitate the e-exchange of educational digital material among educators and finally experiment with the implementation of digital copyright. 
 
UN IAA Workshop Human Space Technology
UN-IAA Costa Rica Workshop on Human Space Technology was held on 07-11 March 2016 in San José, Costa Rica. It was well organized and well attended by participants from all over the world. Among the attendees were Mr. Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, President of Costa Rica, Mr. Eduardo Trejos Lalli, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Prof. Giancarlo Genta representing the IAA, Dr. Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator, Mr. Bill Nelson, US Senator (Florida), Costa Rican Astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz, and Ms. Simonetta di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs. More than 8000 kids attended the Astronaut Public Forum, event with seven astronauts in the stadium. Working groups have been very active and several recommendations were made.
 
IAA Laurels 2015 award in Bonn, Germany
23 February 2016 Philae Team Laurels ceremony hosted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Bonn, Germany. Recipients of the IAA Laurels for team achievement award 2015 in Bonn, Germany.
 
IAA Spring meetings
Each Academician should have received by surface mail in January 2016 a letter from Vice-President Hiroki Matsuo with individual membership fee 2016 form and Award Ceremony dinner form. If you do not have received any letter from IAA, please contact by email the IAA Office at: contact us
 
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