National Points of Contact
|North, Central America &
Dec 2011-Dec 2013
Apr 2012-Apr 2014
Feb 2013-Feb 2015
Welcome to the United States country page for the Space Generation Advisory Council! There are many organisations dedicated to space and space exploration in the United States, such as the National Space Society, Planetary Society, and a handful of others, but SGAC provides a different outlook. SGAC not only helps university students and young professionals to link up within the domestic young space community, but SGAC also provides a unique inlet into the international young space community. SGAC is here to help you build your international space network, offer you leadership opportunities, and give you a voice at the United Nations, at space agencies, at academic institutions, and in industry. We hope you join us!
Young Space Activities Overview in the USA
As the future of American space activities is still not clearly determined, now is an important time to build the network, voice and leadership skills of the next generation of space leaders in the United States of America. SGAC in the United States has been building up a foundation of increased activities over the past few years. This has been seen through its growing relationships with US organisations including the Space Foundation, NASA, and Lockheed Martin. In particular, the introduction of the annual Space Generation Fusion Forum, held in conjunction with the Space Foundation’s National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, offers SGAC members a unique U.S. based opportunity to meet, discuss salient space topics, and network with space industry leaders.
In addition to those hosted by SGAC, there are many events and activities available to young professionals and advanced students via the Space Foundation, National Space Society, the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-US), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Through participation in both SGAC and these organisations, an incredible network and opportunities lie.
Country-Specific Events in 2013
- 16th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference (6-7 February 2013), National Housing Center, Washington, DC.
- 19th Annual SEEC - Space Exploration Educators Conference, (7-9 February 2013), Space Center Houston, TX.
- SATELLITE 2013, (18-21 March 2013), Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC: Join thousands of communications professionals in the satellite community to explore next generation products and technology on the Exhibit Floor and discuss tomorrow's solutions for today's challenges with experts, thought leaders and veterans from the field. The conference mission is to keep you up-to-date on recent developments and challenges in the satellite community. The SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition is led by professionals in the community who have their finger on the pulse of satellite-enabled communications to ensure you experience the most relevant topics and receive actionable solutions.
- Space Generation Fusion Forum, (7-8 April 2013), The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO: This US space event is highlighting international thinking geared towards university students and young professionals. This event, held in conjunction with the National Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top young adults from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia.
- 29th National Space Symposium (8-11 April 2013), The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO: The National Space Symposium has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and dream about the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. Attendees at that original event numbered barely 250 space enthusiasts, while expected participants at the 28th National Space Symposium will surpass 9,000. The National Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and programme forum and as the "must attend" opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space. Be sure to check out grants on our Fusion Forum homepage.
- Yuri's Night, (12 April 2013): Yuri’s Night is a celebration of humanity’s achievements in space. Each April, people from around the world come together to mark the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space (in 1961) and the first launch of the US Space Shuttle (in 1981). Everyone can participate, so come and join us in celebrating our past–and our future–in outer space! Visit the Yuri's Night website to find the party and exact times nearest you.
- 2013 IAA Planetary Defense Conference, (15-19 April 2013), High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ.
- NSRC - Next-Generation Suborbital Researches Conference, (3-5 June 2013), OMNI Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, CO.
- International Space Development Conference (ISDC) 2013, (22-27 May 2013), Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, CA.
- AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition, (10-12 September 2013), San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in the USA
Aerospace Industries Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Astronomy Picture of the Day
National Space Society
Satellite Industry Association
Secure World Foundation
The Space Review
Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR)