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AIAA SPACE Forum and Exposition

September 17-19, 2018


The precursors to the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA SPACE Forum) date back to 1998. In that year, AIAA organized the Defense and Civil Space Programs Conference and Exhibit in Huntsville, Alabama. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin, this event presented a unique forum dedicated to the latest developments in space programs and to the use of space assets for defense, civil, and commercial applications. The conference was supported by the Air Force, Army, and Navy as well as NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

Starting in 2000, SPACE became the premier space event in the United States, each year addressing the critical issues facing the industry and bringing the community together to discuss challenges and opportunities and to recognize and celebrate achievements.

In 2014, the event evolved to become the AIAA SPACE Forum with a renewed focus on serving the broader space community. From the beginning, AIAA’s space-related conference has had a hybrid program, with plenary and panel sessions focused on policy and management issues as well as a strong technical program featuring technical paper presentations in space operations, space systems, space transportation, space and Earth science, space exploration, and many other topics.


Hyatt Regency Orlando,
Orlando, Florida
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