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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01/09/2019

AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 Exhibit Hall - San Diego, CA #AiaaSciTech

01/08/2019

#AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 - Boeing Trans Truss Braced Wing Concept

We're broadcasting LIVE from #AIAA SciTech Forum in San Diego, CA this week. View the sessions: ⏯ http://bit.ly/2LOq52...
01/07/2019

We're broadcasting LIVE from #AIAA SciTech Forum in San Diego, CA this week. View the sessions: ⏯ http://bit.ly/2LOq52y #AiaaSciTech

Fun at the #AiaaSciTech Student Welcome Reception
01/07/2019

Fun at the #AiaaSciTech Student Welcome Reception

01/03/2019

Can’t make it to #AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 – next week in San Diego, CA? Get notified when we are broadcasting LIVE▶️ from the Forum: http://bit.ly/2LOq52y #AiaaSciTech

Join us in the HUB at AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 next week! More info: http://bit.ly/2CJUs7s  #AiaaSciTech
01/02/2019

Join us in the HUB at AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 next week!

More info: http://bit.ly/2CJUs7s #AiaaSciTech

We are so excited to be partnering with AIAA - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and SciTech as a Hub Title Sponsor of the AIAA SciTech Forum 2019! Come and visit our booth to meet with our recruitment team and hear about career opportunities with our GA-ASI teams! https://bit.ly/2rQ3utu

The first flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) is set for New Year's Day 2019. 🥳 JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) ...
12/30/2018
Pluto Is Far in the Rearview. Next Stop: Ultima Thule

The first flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) is set for New Year's Day 2019. 🥳

JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Scientific American

NASA’s New Horizons is poised to arrive at the most distant object ever seen up close—and there could be more to come

Don Eyles: Space Hacker - How the Apollo 14 computers were debugged en route to the moon 🌒 #NoPressureOrAnything Join...
12/20/2018
Don Eyles: Space Hacker

Don Eyles: Space Hacker - How the Apollo 14 computers were debugged en route to the moon 🌒 #NoPressureOrAnything

Join us at #AiaaSciTech for a special Forum 360 discussion with Don Eyles - "Engineering Apollo", Tuesday, 8 January http://bit.ly/2V2LMjs

This programmer saved the Apollo 14 mission with a few dozen keystrokes

The Royal Aeronautical Society put together a list of books that would make any aerospace engineer happy this holiday se...
12/17/2018
Aerospace book choices for Christmas 2018 - Royal Aeronautical Society

The Royal Aeronautical Society put together a list of books that would make any aerospace engineer happy this holiday season. 🎁 "AeroDynamic - Inside the High-Stakes Global Jetliner Ecosystem" was published this year by #AIAA. 📖

Looking for a few last minute present ideas? TIM ROBINSON presents his personal round-up of 2018 aviation, aerospace and space books.

#AIAA is a proud educational sponsor of Team America Rocketry Challenge. 🚀 Sign up here to be a mentor in 2018 and be...
12/05/2018

#AIAA is a proud educational sponsor of Team America Rocketry Challenge. 🚀 Sign up here to be a mentor in 2018 and beyond: http://bit.ly/2zKPGoq

It's here! 🥳🎉 The Aerospace America Year in Review issue: http://bit.ly/2QvbyxA  📆 2⃣0⃣1⃣8⃣ 📆#AIAA m...
12/03/2018

It's here! 🥳🎉
The Aerospace America Year in Review issue: http://bit.ly/2QvbyxA

📆 2⃣0⃣1⃣8⃣ 📆

#AIAA members review the year's biggest breakthroughs in aerospace. #AIAASciTech

“Participating in CVD was like getting a bird’s eye view" 👁️ See for yourself at #AIAA Congressional Visits Day...
12/03/2018

“Participating in CVD was like getting a bird’s eye view" 👁️ See for yourself at #AIAA Congressional Visits Day - 20 March 2019 in Washington, D.C. 🇺🇸 http://bit.ly/2DYZi1B #AiaaCVD

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12/03/2018

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#AIAA Members: Update your profile and professional interests on AIAA.org to maximize the benefits of membership! Select...
11/29/2018

#AIAA Members: Update your profile and professional interests on AIAA.org to maximize the benefits of membership! Select up to 3 professional interests that qualify you to vote for directors of those Technical Groups: http://bit.ly/2DS6eNZ #CountMeIn✔️

MIT researchers have used ion drive—until now a purely space-based system—to fly a model plane a short distance indo...
11/27/2018
An Airplane With No Moving Parts

MIT researchers have used ion drive—until now a purely space-based system—to fly a model plane a short distance indoors. - via IEEE Spectrum

MIT researchers have used ion drive—until now a purely space-based system—to fly a model plane a short distance indoors

Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement and help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season! Give a gift to advan...
11/23/2018

Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement and help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season! Give a gift to advance aerospace. www.aiaafoundation.org

#GivingTuesday is 27 November, join the movement and give a gift to advance aerospace. www.aiaafoundation.org
11/21/2018

#GivingTuesday is 27 November, join the movement and give a gift to advance aerospace. www.aiaafoundation.org

The X-59 QueSST is in production. 😎 #AiaaSciTech
11/19/2018
Lockheed Martin starts production of its experimental supersonic plane

The X-59 QueSST is in production. 😎 #AiaaSciTech

Earlier this year, NASA awarded Lockheed a contract worth nearly $250 million to develop an aircraft capable of reaching supersonic speed without creating the deafening sonic boom that comes with breaking the sound barrier. 

Boom Supersonic is working on a demonstrator plane that could fly as soon as the end of 2019.
11/15/2018
The ‘Baby Boom’ Charts a Return to Supersonic Flight

Boom Supersonic is working on a demonstrator plane that could fly as soon as the end of 2019.

Before Colorado-based plane maker Boom Supersonic can launch its airliner, it has to see its 1/3-scale starter plane take off.

Last Chance to register for #AIAA DirectTech Telemetry Webinar - 15 November from 1300-1430 hrs EST. The webinar is inte...
11/14/2018

Last Chance to register for #AIAA DirectTech Telemetry Webinar - 15 November from 1300-1430 hrs EST. The webinar is intended for technicians and engineers that support or analyze data transmitted from a high-speed moving device to the ground. 🛰️ http://bit.ly/2PwZoo7

The distress beacons of tomorrow will be equipped with read receipts. 💬
11/12/2018
Next-generation search and rescue | Aerospace America

The distress beacons of tomorrow will be equipped with read receipts. 💬

Managers of the international, satellite-aided search-and-rescue network have plans to make it faster and more accurate, knowing that they must do so without jeopardizing the service’s famous reliability. Meanwhile, a host of separate commercial SAR services are on the rise, welcomed by consumers ...

Honoring all who have served. 🇺🇸 #VeteransDay2018
11/11/2018

Honoring all who have served. 🇺🇸 #VeteransDay2018

Maximize Your Membership! 👨🏾‍💻 Update your profile by 18 January to ensure that #AIAA can provide you the cor...
11/09/2018

Maximize Your Membership! 👨🏾‍💻 Update your profile by 18 January to ensure that #AIAA can provide you the correct electronic ballot for the 2019 election. https://www.aiaa.org/Count-Me-In/ #CountMeIn☑️

Last Chance to Submit an Abstract for 2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum ❗Abstracts for the 2019 #AIAA AVIATION Forum are due We...
11/06/2018

Last Chance to Submit an Abstract for 2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum ❗
Abstracts for the 2019 #AIAA AVIATION Forum are due Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2000 hrs ET, USA. Join the list of respected industry experts by presenting and publishing at the forum. http://bit.ly/2JPjt3b #AiaaAviation✈️

“As an #AIAA member I have the opportunity to grow and learn in my technical career, as well as contribute in an impac...
11/05/2018

“As an #AIAA member I have the opportunity to grow and learn in my technical career, as well as contribute in an impactful way to the local aerospace community through STEM outreach activities.” – Chris N., Life Support Systems Integration Engineer, Lockheed Martin http://bit.ly/2yFNtZY

Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Advancing Aerospace and Defense. 7-9 November in Aurora, CO. Join government agenc...
11/02/2018

Innovation & Opportunity Conference - Advancing Aerospace and Defense. 7-9 November in Aurora, CO. Join government agencies, NASA SBIR/STTR, and businesses looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow's aerospace and defense. https://www.innovation-opportunity-conference.com/ #AIAA

These researchers have an idea for producing batteries that can discharge quickly enough to get an aircraft off of the g...
10/31/2018
A powerful new battery could give us electric planes that don’t pollute

These researchers have an idea for producing batteries that can discharge quickly enough to get an aircraft off of the ground. 🔋🔌

- via MIT Technology Review

A manufacturing trick with magnetic fields produces a battery that may discharge fast enough to get an aircraft off the ground.

Innovation & Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense. 7-9 November in Aurora, CO. Join NASA SBIR/STTR, g...
10/29/2018

Innovation & Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense. 7-9 November in Aurora, CO. Join NASA SBIR/STTR, government agencies, and businesses looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow's aerospace and defense. http://www.innovation-opportunity-conference.com #AIAA

Dandelion seeds are held aloft by some complicated physics 🌬️ #AiaaSciTech
10/29/2018
How a Vortex Helps Dandelions Fly

Dandelion seeds are held aloft by some complicated physics 🌬️ #AiaaSciTech

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered the secret to dandelion flight: a vortex of air previously unseen in nature.

10/26/2018

Attention Students! - Applications Now Being Accepted for 2019 AIAA Foundation Scholarships and Graduate Awards

The #AIAA Foundation will present 12 Undergraduate Scholarships and 9 Graduate Awards in 2019 and has awarded more than 1,300 scholarships and awards to undergraduate and graduate students over the past 20 years. 📚✏️ http://bit.ly/2z4jcV0

Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

We're LIVE! TUNE IN live this morning for #Transformers: Space featuring an interview with Vice President Mike Pence. Pl...
10/23/2018
PostLive

We're LIVE! TUNE IN live this morning for #Transformers: Space featuring an interview with Vice President Mike Pence. Plus, you'll hear from NASA’s Jim Bridenstine, Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye, George Whitesides, Christopher Ferguson, Vic Glover, and many more. 🌌

Tomorrow at 9 AM EDT! Sign up here to receive a reminder for the livestream of the Washington Post #Transformers Space e...
10/22/2018
PostLive

Tomorrow at 9 AM EDT! Sign up here to receive a reminder for the livestream of the Washington Post #Transformers Space event. 🌌

REMINDER: For those interested in competing in the next Design/Build/Fly contest - the deadline to submit your team's en...
10/19/2018

REMINDER: For those interested in competing in the next Design/Build/Fly contest - the deadline to submit your team's entry form, a team roster, and a brief proposal is 31 October by 1700 hrs (EDT). https://www.aiaadbf.org/Submissions/ #AiaaDBF🛩️

#AIAA in the The New York Times - Michimasa Fujino is the C.E.O. of the Honda Aircraft Company, which received the 2018 ...
10/18/2018
From Business Jet Designer to Company C.E.O.

#AIAA in the The New York Times - Michimasa Fujino is the C.E.O. of the Honda Aircraft Company, which received the 2018 AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence for leading the design, development, and commercialization of the HondaJet.

Michimasa Fujino wanted to play table tennis professionally. He engineered a plane and founded Honda Aircraft instead, but his passion for the sport still burns.

“Being an #AIAA member allows me to stay up-to-date on the happenings in the aerospace industry, and to help the indus...
10/17/2018

“Being an #AIAA member allows me to stay up-to-date on the happenings in the aerospace industry, and to help the industry grow, working side-by-side with the best of the best from around the world.” – Janice G., Vision & Visibility Systems Engineer http://bit.ly/2yFNtZY

10/15/2018
Aerion Corporation

Aerion Corporation is targeting 2023 for a first flight with this new engine. #AiaaSciTech

Aerion and GE Aviation are proud to introduce the world’s first civil supersonic engine in 50 years. Watch the video.

Registration is open for #AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 in San Diego, California: http://bit.ly/2CbpV2j Join us to learn how t...
10/12/2018

Registration is open for #AIAA SciTech Forum 2019 in San Diego, California: http://bit.ly/2CbpV2j Join us to learn how the aerospace industry is being transformed by on-demand delivery of customized products and services. #AiaaSciTech

10/11/2018
Soyuz rocket failure forces NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut to make emergency landing

#AIAA is grateful that the two astronauts who were on board the Soyuz spacecraft during today's launch abort are both safe. NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Роскосмос

Russian Soyuz rocket's booster malfunctions after launch, forcing NASA's Nick Hague and his Russian colleague to make a "ballistic" descent back to Earth

More on the Generation Orbit X-60A - the first Air Force Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to receive an...
10/09/2018
Air Force introduces hypersonic flight research vehicle

More on the Generation Orbit X-60A - the first Air Force Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program to receive an experimental “X” designation.

The Air Force has officially named the hypersonic flight research vehicle its testing.

X-60A will get us on the path to more regular hypersonic flight testing. - via Generation Orbit
10/07/2018
U.S. Air Force Designates GO1 Hypersonic Flight Research Vehicle as X-60A

X-60A will get us on the path to more regular hypersonic flight testing. - via Generation Orbit

October 4, 2018 WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation…

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