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50th IAA Anniversary Gala

November 17, 2010


  Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center


 Presentation of Trophies to the Heads of Agencies by the Master of Ceremony

Academician Daniel Goldin, former Administrator NASA


  Heads of Space Agencies Ceremony during the Gala Dinner



IAA Officers

From the left to the right: Academicians Hiroki Matsuo, Stanislav Konyukhov, Madhavan Nair, Daniel Goldin, Jean-Michel Contant, and Yannick d'Escatha.  


Academician Edward Stone Academician Michael YarymovychAcademician George E. Mueller


Tokens of Appreciation to the Former IAA Presidents



 IAA Book Award

This award established in 1984 is given annually to recognize excellence in publication made by a member or a corresponding member of the Academy in the fields related to basic science, engineering science, life science and social science.

The Life Science Book Award was presented to: 

 Academician Joan Vernikos, USA

for her book "The G-Connection: Harness Gravity and Reverse  Aging" iUniverse, Inc., New York, NY, USA, 2004



IAA von Karman Award

This award established in 1982 is the premier award of the Academy. It is given annually to recognize outstanding lifetime achievements in any branch of science. The award honors the memory of the Academy's founder and first President, a scientist of the highest international reputation.

This year the IAA von Karman Award was presented to: 

 Academician Giovanni Bignami, Italy

Professor of Astrophysics at the Institute for Advanced Study, Pavia, Italy



 Summit Sponsors

IAA Anniversary Summit Partner

Academician Ray Johnson (Lockheed Martin Corporation)

 Golden Anniversary Sponsors

Bill Klanke (Space News) and Academician Francois Auque (EADS Astrium)


Recognition to the International Academy of Astronautics

 Montage from Academician Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator

and former Astronaut.

First Day Gigantic Envelope signed by all Chinese Academicians and

presented by Hu Zhongmin, Director General, Ms Fu Rao and Ms Gong Jinhu, from IAA Study Center, Beijing, China



Co-Chairs Steering Committee

Mrs. Mary Snitch  Mrs. Corinne Jorgenson, Summit Program Manager


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