AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Shaping the Future of Aerospace
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.
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MathWorks will be at #AIAA Aviation Forum 2019 in Dallas, Texas on June 18th to host a Minidrone Competition. Applicatio...
04/18/2019

MathWorks will be at #AIAA Aviation Forum 2019 in Dallas, Texas on June 18th to host a Minidrone Competition. Applications are due May 7th, and submissions are due May 15th. Click the following link to learn more and register today! https://bit.ly/2V26EKT #AiaaAviation✈️

Don't worry, M87 is more than 50 million light-years away. 😱 #EHTBlackHole
04/10/2019
First ever black hole image released

Don't worry, M87 is more than 50 million light-years away. 😱 #EHTBlackHole

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.

#AIAA Design/Build/Fly will be taking place on 11-14 April in Tucson, AZ. For real-time updates on the contest, follow A...
04/09/2019

#AIAA Design/Build/Fly will be taking place on 11-14 April in Tucson, AZ.

For real-time updates on the contest, follow AIAA on -
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aiaa
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aiaaerospace/

Official contest hashtag - #AiaaDBF

The DBF Supaero team with 6 students of the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering has designed and built a radio controlled aircraft. They will participate to the AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics DBF competition in April. We wish them good luck ! More information on our website: http://bit.ly/2FPW7K3

Finding materials that work but don't cause damage to the printers is a challenge. #AiaaPropEnergy🔥
04/04/2019
3D-printed rocket fuel | Aerospace America

Finding materials that work but don't cause damage to the printers is a challenge. #AiaaPropEnergy🔥

Solid-fuel rockets contain cylinders of fuel that, depending on the manufacturing method, can take weeks to cure. Plus, it’s complicated to design the fuel so that the propulsive force varies in a predictable way as it burns. Keith Button spoke to researchers who think they have a better way to ma...

#AIAA recognizes our Region VII members on Global Day of the Engineer – 3 April 2019 #GlobalEngineer🌎
04/03/2019

#AIAA recognizes our Region VII members on Global Day of the Engineer – 3 April 2019 #GlobalEngineer🌎

Here's where things stand with unmanned aircraft system traffic management. #AiaaAviation✈️
04/02/2019
Waiting in the wings | Aerospace America

Here's where things stand with unmanned aircraft system traffic management. #AiaaAviation✈️

Thousands of commercial drones could someday whisk packages to our doorsteps, spot dangerous pipeline leaks, and inspect bridges and crops. A revolution of that scale would require accepting that drones must fly out of visual range of their operators. That can’t happen unless the FAA approves a sc...

Congratulations! 🔥
03/29/2019

Congratulations! 🔥

Electron's nine Rutherford engines roaring off the pad today. Credit for this beautiful shot goes to our launch team members Simon Moffatt and Sam Toms. #GoElectron!

UPS plans to use a Matternet drone to make multiple flights each day for a hospital system in North Carolina.
03/28/2019
UPS Begins First Regular Commercial Drone Deliveries in U.S.

UPS plans to use a Matternet drone to make multiple flights each day for a hospital system in North Carolina.

United Parcel Service Inc. and a startup drone partner began the first continuing commercial drone deliveries in the U.S., making a short flight carrying a medical sample between North Carolina hospitals on Tuesday.

Today! Watch live starting at 1300 EDT - #AIAA Executive Dan Dumbacher and members Col. Eileen Collins, Sandy Magnus, an...
03/26/2019

Today! Watch live starting at 1300 EDT - #AIAA Executive Dan Dumbacher and members Col. Eileen Collins, Sandy Magnus, and Wanda Sigur will be speaking at today's National Space Council meeting at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL: https://bit.ly/2EmqMgm

#AIAA members at today's Congressional Visits Day event in Washington, D.C. 🇺🇸https://bit.ly/2Y7uq6V #AiaaCVD
03/20/2019

#AIAA members at today's Congressional Visits Day event in Washington, D.C. 🇺🇸https://bit.ly/2Y7uq6V #AiaaCVD

The #AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a ...
03/18/2019

The #AIAA Diversity Scholars Program seeks to provide opportunities for underrepresented university students pursuing a degree in aerospace to attend AIAA AVIATION Forum 16-21 June 2019. Deadline to apply is 24 March. https://bit.ly/2Ogc7rC #AiaaAviation✈️

Featuring "a compact pre-cooler heat-exchanger that can take an incoming airstream in the region of 1,000C and cool it t...
03/15/2019
Super-fast engine set for key tests

Featuring "a compact pre-cooler heat-exchanger that can take an incoming airstream in the region of 1,000C and cool it to -150C in less than 1/100th of a second."🌡 Reaction Engines SABRE

Important tests lie ahead for the engine concept that could take a plane from London to Sydney in about four hours.

In the March 2019 issue of Aerospace America - Former astronaut Tom Jones writes about new attempts to bring nuclear fis...
03/15/2019
Space nuclear power — seriously | Aerospace America

In the March 2019 issue of Aerospace America - Former astronaut Tom Jones writes about new attempts to bring nuclear fission power to space.

NASA is testing technologies to bring nuclear fission power to human spaceflight. Former astronaut Tom Jones explains why the move is long overdue.

Happy #PiDay! 🥧 An explainer from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the use of pi in scientific applications.
03/14/2019
How Many Decimals of Pi Do We Really Need? - Edu News | NASA/JPL Edu

Happy #PiDay! 🥧 An explainer from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the use of pi in scientific applications.

Earlier this week, we received this question from a fan on Facebook who wondered how many decimals of the mathematical constant pi (π) NASA-JPL scientists and engineers use when making calculations:Does JPL only use 3.14 for its pi calculations? Or do you use more decimals like say: 3.1415926535897...

Talking (space) trash 🗑 An easily overlooked, yet critical element of long-duration lunar or Martian missions will be...
03/12/2019
Talking (space) trash | Aerospace America

Talking (space) trash 🗑 An easily overlooked, yet critical element of long-duration lunar or Martian missions will be dealing with all of the garbage we humans inevitably produce. ♻️

An easily overlooked, yet critical element of long-duration lunar or Martian missions will be dealing with all of the garbage we humans inevitably produce.

Of possible interest to #AIAA members: SGAC announces the Space For Youth competition in collaboration with the United N...
03/11/2019

Of possible interest to #AIAA members: SGAC announces the Space For Youth competition in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) that is aimed at engaging youth in the global discussion by gathering examples of space supporting Sustainable Development Goals.
This initiative was proposed in the context of supporting the first priority of the UN Youth Strategy (launched in September 2018), namely “Engagement, Participation and Advocacy to Amplify youth voices for the promotion of a peaceful, just and sustainable world”.
The first round deadline is 22 March 2019. To learn more and to apply: https://bit.ly/2H7ghkX

The unmanned air vehicle performed as expected #AiaaAviation✈️
03/07/2019
​PICTURE: Kratos XQ-58A makes flight debut

The unmanned air vehicle performed as expected #AiaaAviation✈️

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator has conducted its first sortie, launching a planned five flight test campaign.

First-ever image like this! See below. ⬇️ #Repost @nasaarmstrong・・・Check this out! NASA captured the first air...
03/06/2019

First-ever image like this! See below. ⬇️ #Repost @nasaarmstrong
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Check this out! NASA captured the first air-to-air images showing the interaction of shockwaves from two T-38s, both flying faster than the speed of sound, in formation. ✈️✈️ The two supersonic aircraft are about 30 feet apart, producing shockwaves that are typically heard on the ground as a sonic boom.

This image, originally monochromatic and shown here as a colorized composite image, was captured during the AirBOS Phase 4 flight series, flown in part to better understand how shocks interact with aircraft plumes, as well as with each other. ⠀
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The system will be used to capture data crucial to confirming the design of the agency’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology X-plane, or X-59 QueSST. ⠀
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Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2EHCJxn

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03/01/2019

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Registration is open for #IAC2019 in Washington, D.C.: https://bit.ly/2BZMEh8 All IAC delegates will have to register th...
03/01/2019

Registration is open for #IAC2019 in Washington, D.C.: https://bit.ly/2BZMEh8 All IAC delegates will have to register through the online registration system. International Astronautical Federation

The March issue of Aerospace America has been posted. Cover story: Digging Mars. All the details about how scientists pl...
03/01/2019

The March issue of Aerospace America has been posted. Cover story: Digging Mars. All the details about how scientists plan to dig 5 meters into Mars. ⛏️ https://bit.ly/2Ufiu0u

NBC News Learn produced this video series about careers in engineering - featuring 20 interviews with professionals in t...
02/28/2019
Discovering You: Engineering Your World

NBC News Learn produced this video series about careers in engineering - featuring 20 interviews with professionals in the field.

NBC News Learn, in partnership with Chevron, the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Science Foundation, celebrates the careers of engineers to inspire the next generation.

#AIAA DirectTech Webinar: Design Methods for UAV Applications - 7 March. Practical flight control system design methods ...
02/25/2019

#AIAA DirectTech Webinar: Design Methods for UAV Applications - 7 March. Practical flight control system design methods for aircraft and rotorcraft UAVs and flight-test case studies. https://bit.ly/2H2ZC14 #AiaaAviation✈️

Looking for a path to a career in engineering? We've collected a few examples on the #AIAA Engineers Week 2019 page. htt...
02/21/2019

Looking for a path to a career in engineering? We've collected a few examples on the #AIAA Engineers Week 2019 page. https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #STEM #Eweek2019

Each door on the Delta Air Lines engine test facility weighs over 300,000 pounds. #AiaaAviation✈️
02/21/2019
Engine test cell: Welcome to the 'temple of thrust'

Each door on the Delta Air Lines engine test facility weighs over 300,000 pounds. #AiaaAviation✈️

Delta Air Lines opened what's billed as the largest facility of its kind on February 21, adding a key layer to safe and reliable air travel.

If you need #STEM ideas for Engineers Week, we've got you covered! Aerospace Micro-Lessons https://bit.ly/2GtONWh #Eweek...
02/20/2019

If you need #STEM ideas for Engineers Week, we've got you covered! Aerospace Micro-Lessons https://bit.ly/2GtONWh #Eweek2019

Letter 📩 from #AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher for Engineers Week 2019: https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #Eweek2019
02/19/2019

Letter 📩 from #AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher for Engineers Week 2019: https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #Eweek2019

The theme for Engineers Week 2019 is “Invent Amazing”. Engineers are doing exciting things every day to make a diffe...
02/18/2019

The theme for Engineers Week 2019 is “Invent Amazing”. Engineers are doing exciting things every day to make a difference in our world – and #AIAA members are shaping the future of aerospace. https://bit.ly/2TSCBBg #Eweek2019

#AIAA is celebrating Engineers Week from 17-23 February, 2019. Engineers Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make ...
02/17/2019

#AIAA is celebrating Engineers Week from 17-23 February, 2019. Engineers Week is a time to celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world. Get inspired: http://ow.ly/4rSw50lvBlP #Eweek2019

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02/15/2019

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The experts interviewed by NOVA l PBS for the "Rise of the Rockets" documentary include #AIAA members John Logsdon, John...
02/14/2019
Rise of the Rockets

The experts interviewed by NOVA l PBS for the "Rise of the Rockets" documentary include #AIAA members John Logsdon, John Garvey, Todd May, Lori Garver, and Tom Martin. #AiaaPropEnergy🚀

With new technologies, NASA and private companies are promising a new renaissance in space travel.

If humans wanted to visit Mars to fix the Opportunity rover, we would need a new landing system. Christopher Lorenz and ...
02/14/2019
We'll Need A Whole New Landing Approach to Put Humans On Mars - D-brief

If humans wanted to visit Mars to fix the Opportunity rover, we would need a new landing system. Christopher Lorenz and Zach Putnam explored some options in the #AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets #ThanksOppy

Future Mars missions will be a lot heavier, requiring some ingenuity when it comes to landing in Mars' thin atmosphere.

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