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 91 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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It's here!! 🥁🥁🥁The 2019 AEROSPACE AMERICA Year in Review issue covers the most important developments as described by #A...
12/02/2019

It's here!! 🥁🥁🥁

The 2019 AEROSPACE AMERICA Year in Review issue covers the most important developments as described by #AIAA's technical, integration and outreach committees.
✈️🚀
http://bit.ly/34D7tLw

Follow along on Twitter for summaries of all 67 articles: www.twitter.com/aiaa

The Perlan Project team takes new measurements every 5,000 feet in altitude that the glider climbs to ensure the safety ...
11/26/2019

The Perlan Project team takes new measurements every 5,000 feet in altitude that the glider climbs to ensure the safety of the pilots. 🏔️ 🛫☁️ via AEROSPACE AMERICA
https://bit.ly/33eVKkJ Airbus

Congratulations to the 113 teams that were chosen to participate in the 2020 #AIAA Design/Build/Fly contest in Wichita, ...
11/25/2019

Congratulations to the 113 teams that were chosen to participate in the 2020 #AIAA Design/Build/Fly contest in Wichita, KS. http://bit.ly/2XKKECS #AiaaDBF

First-ever #AIAA Policy Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Panel: AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher Senate Commerce, Scie...
11/21/2019

First-ever #AIAA Policy Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

Panel: AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee staff - Alicia Brown, Joel Graham
Ted Cruz Legislative Staff - Duncan Rankin

"There’s almost 10% emissions improvement to come if we could fly every aircraft on the most fuel-efficient course, with...
11/20/2019

"There’s almost 10% emissions improvement to come if we could fly every aircraft on the most fuel-efficient course, without waiting on hold in the air for a landing slot. That’s possible; the technology is there to do that now." ✈️ ✈️ ✈️
- Aerospace America Q&A with Simon Weeks from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)

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11/18/2019

AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's cover photo

Mark your calendars 📅 The GE Aviation lecture series at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution will expl...
11/18/2019

Mark your calendars 📅 The GE Aviation lecture series at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution will explore the future of supersonic flight ✈️ on 9 December: https://s.si.edu/2Qq2Dgu
There will also be a live webcast of the program. ⏯️ #AIAA #avgeek

11/15/2019

AlphaPilot #AIRR in Baltimore, MD @thedroneracingleague @lockheedmartin #AI

Learn more about the factors that influence the efficiency and capacity of an airport ✈️  #avgeek
11/14/2019
Can an Airport Get Too Big?

Learn more about the factors that influence the efficiency and capacity of an airport ✈️ #avgeek

An era of “perpetual construction” can make every day feel like the holiday rush. LAX is taking drastic steps to make a more user-friendly facility.

Continuing education opportunities offered at #AIAA SciTech Forum, 4–5 January 2020 #AiaaSciTechTopics include hypersoni...
11/13/2019

Continuing education opportunities offered at #AIAA SciTech Forum, 4–5 January 2020 #AiaaSciTech

Topics include hypersonics, missile guidance, additive manufacturing, electrified propulsion, and space standards and architectures. http://bit.ly/36YwItf

Count Me In! ☑️ Update Your #AIAA Profile and Professional Interests 👥Please update your member profile and Professional...
11/13/2019

Count Me In! ☑️ Update Your #AIAA Profile and Professional Interests 👥
Please update your member profile and Professional Interest Codes (PICs) by 3 January 2020 to ensure that AIAA can provide you with the correct electronic ballot for the 2020 member election. http://bit.ly/2q0AYrM

PRESS RELEASE: #AIAA Announces Winners of Prestigious Zarem Graduate Student Awards in Aeronautics and Astronautics - St...
11/12/2019

PRESS RELEASE: #AIAA Announces Winners of Prestigious Zarem Graduate Student Awards in Aeronautics and Astronautics - Students from Georgia Tech and Oregon State University http://bit.ly/2qPfOwQ

Left: Johnie Sublett, a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Right: Cole Anderson, who graduated in June with master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University

How can #AIAA play a role in the future of supersonic flight? 2019 Lawrence Sperry Award winner Katya Casper attempts to...
11/08/2019

How can #AIAA play a role in the future of supersonic flight? 2019 Lawrence Sperry Award winner Katya Casper attempts to answer the question in AEROSPACE AMERICA: http://bit.ly/34MXXoD #AiaaAviation✈️ #Avgeek

11/04/2019
An oven is heading to space so astronauts can bake cookies

No cookie sheets will be used - the dough on board the station will be suspended in a special holder and mounted in the center of a cylindrical oven chamber. CBS News

The stated goal is to find out whether baking is even possible in the weightless environment of space

Photos from the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. have been posted on Flickr: http://...
11/01/2019
IAC 2019

Photos from the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C. have been posted on Flickr: http://bit.ly/339vJnE #IAC2019

Photos from the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, D.C.

The full November 2019 issue of AEROSPACE AMERICA has been posted - Feature Story: Supersonic Thump 🔊✈️ http://bit.ly/36...
11/01/2019

The full November 2019 issue of AEROSPACE AMERICA has been posted - Feature Story: Supersonic Thump 🔊

✈️ http://bit.ly/36o6u2Z ✈️

NASA’s Low Boom Flight Demonstration Program could help pave the way for supersonic air travel - if it's quiet enough.

It’s not E.T., so what is it? AEROSPACE AMERICA searches for answers on the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) - Cover ...
10/31/2019

It’s not E.T., so what is it? AEROSPACE AMERICA searches for answers on the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) - Cover Story, November 2019 http://bit.ly/36o7F2n

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10/30/2019

AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics's cover photo

Wing is testing drone deliveries in Virginia with Walgreens and FedEx. ☁️🌤☁️
10/28/2019
The Drones Are Coming! How Amazon, Alphabet and Uber Are Taking to the Skies

Wing is testing drone deliveries in Virginia with Walgreens and FedEx. ☁️🌤☁️

Flying robots that deliver packages to people’s doorsteps are no longer science fiction. Companies including Amazon, Alphabet’s Wing and Uber are starting the most advanced trials of drone delivery in U.S. history.

Thanks @NASA Social participants for joining us at #IAC2019. #NASASocial
10/25/2019

Thanks @NASA Social participants for joining us at #IAC2019. #NASASocial

@woaaofficial speakers and panel at #IAC2019  @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
10/25/2019

@woaaofficial speakers and panel at #IAC2019 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Exhibit Hall Highlights - Space hardware and exhibits from all over the world at #IAC2019
10/23/2019

Exhibit Hall Highlights - Space hardware and exhibits from all over the world at #IAC2019

Exhibit Hall Highlights - Space hardware and exhibits from all over the world at #IAC2019

NASA TV broadcast schedule for #IAC2019 - watch LIVE ⏯ - Opening Ceremony underway now in Washington, D.C.  https://www....
10/21/2019
NASA to Provide Coverage of Key Events at 70th IAC

NASA TV broadcast schedule for #IAC2019 - watch LIVE ⏯ - Opening Ceremony underway now in Washington, D.C. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-provide-coverage-of-key-events-at-70th-international-astronautical-congress/

NASA will provide live coverage on NASA Television of key events at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which takes place Oct. 21-25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington.

LIVE ⏯️ The first all-female 👩‍🚀 spacewalk is underway  https://cnn.it/2MUqjpM 🛰️Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica M...
10/18/2019
The first all-female spacewalk is underway

LIVE ⏯️ The first all-female 👩‍🚀 spacewalk is underway https://cnn.it/2MUqjpM 🛰️

Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are making repairs to the International Space Station. 🔧

NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch are conducting the first all-female spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. The spacewalk officially began at 7:38 a.m. ET and will last for about five or six hours. The spacewalk officially began when the batteries in their spacesuits ac...

AEROSPACE AMERICA: Dream Chaser mini-shuttle poised for assembly - Sierra Nevada Corporation announces arrival of cargo ...
10/16/2019

AEROSPACE AMERICA: Dream Chaser mini-shuttle poised for assembly - Sierra Nevada Corporation announces arrival of cargo vehicle’s primary structure for 2021 flight http://bit.ly/2MM9Io5

📸: Amanda Miller

Just two weeks to go until #IAC2019 Public Day! 📅 Join #AIAA and the International Astronautical Federation on 25 Octobe...
10/11/2019

Just two weeks to go until #IAC2019 Public Day! 📅 Join #AIAA and the International Astronautical Federation on 25 October in Washington, D.C. 📌 for events that are open to the public, including the Project Mars Mini-Film Festival and a live Q&A with astronauts. 👩‍🚀 http://bit.ly/2m0LxbF

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to speak at IAC 2019 Opening Ceremony on 21 October in Washington, ...
10/09/2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to speak at IAC 2019 Opening Ceremony on 21 October in Washington, D.C. http://bit.ly/2M1HJ4x #IAC2019

#AIAA welcomes @woaaofficial as a committee to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested i...
10/09/2019

#AIAA welcomes @woaaofficial as a committee to encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in the field. WOAA will be hosting a panel in the Launch Site (Booth 3008) at #IAC2019. ♀️✈️🚀

Call for Technical Briefings 📜 http://bit.ly/2Ouqx9yIt’s not too late to submit an abstract for the 2020 #AIAA DEFENSE F...
10/08/2019

Call for Technical Briefings 📜 http://bit.ly/2Ouqx9y

It’s not too late to submit an abstract for the 2020 #AIAA DEFENSE Forum! Abstracts are due today at 2000 hrs ET, USA. Abstracts must be unclassified and cleared for public release with unlimited distribution. #AiaaDefense

#AIAA supports the Women in Aviation International campaign for Girls in Aviation Day 2019 - #GIAD19. This photo is from...
10/05/2019

#AIAA supports the Women in Aviation International campaign for Girls in Aviation Day 2019 - #GIAD19.

This photo is from AIAA Design/Build/Fly 2019 – Join us for the 2020 competition in Wichita, KS: www.aiaa.org/dbf/

October 2019 Aeropuzzler 🌌 via AEROSPACE AMERICA Could a spacecraft propelled by a lightsail surpass the speed of light?...
10/04/2019

October 2019 Aeropuzzler 🌌 via AEROSPACE AMERICA

Could a spacecraft propelled by a lightsail surpass the speed of light? http://bit.ly/2AF5NE5

Draft a response and email it by midnight Eastern time on Oct. 7 to [email protected] (250 word max)

The UPS Flight Forward unit obtained an immediate green light to ship medical products and specimens in North Carolina a...
10/02/2019
UPS Gets FAA Nod for Widespread Drone Deliveries

The UPS Flight Forward unit obtained an immediate green light to ship medical products and specimens in North Carolina across various hospital campuses 🏥🚑

- via The Wall Street Journal

UPS received first-of-its-kind federal approval to start setting up a fleet of unmanned aircraft to deliver health supplies and eventually consumer packages potentially throughout the U.S.

This isn't a cheese grater - it's a piece of experimental flight hardware for basic research experiments aimed at unders...
10/01/2019

This isn't a cheese grater - it's a piece of experimental flight hardware for basic research experiments aimed at understanding the boundary layer at hypersonic speeds. http://bit.ly/2oaYFfA

- via AEROSPACE AMERICA
Photo: Air Force Research Laboratory - AFRL / JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

09/27/2019
Boeing MQ-25 First Test Flight

VIDEO ⏯ The U.S. Navy's first operational unmanned aerial refueler - The Boeing Company MQ-25. ✈️

MQ-25 completed its first test flight on Sept. 19, 2019. This historic milestone puts the U.S. Navy’s first operational unmanned aerial refueler a step close...

Take part in #IAC2019 from your campus 🎒 Register here ⬇️  to set up a watch party for the NASA STEM for Students event ...
09/20/2019

Take part in #IAC2019 from your campus 🎒 Register here ⬇️ to set up a watch party for the NASA STEM for Students event - #STEM and #Space: How Do You Fit In? https://bit.ly/2Ql4cOb #AIAA

09/19/2019
GoFly Prize

#AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher answered a few questions for the GoFly Prize team 😃

We are proud to have AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as a partner of GoFly. Head over to our Instagram Story to see why they are involved in the #GoFlyPrize challenge and more.

Call for Technical Briefings - The 2020 #AIAA DEFENSE Forum is a Secret event focused on #aerospace technologies for nat...
09/13/2019

Call for Technical Briefings - The 2020 #AIAA DEFENSE Forum is a Secret event focused on #aerospace technologies for national security. Unclassified abstracts are now being accepted on a variety of topics through 8 October 2019. Learn More: https://bit.ly/2ZR2V5f #AiaaDefense🛡️

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