History of SGAC
James D. Burke is the first recipient of the SGAC Alumni Award
In the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the organisation has launched its Alumni Award Programme with the aim of acknowledging selected alumni for meritorious contributions to the SGAC community, demonstrating a high degree of loyalty and commitment to SGAC, and their outstanding leadership and ongoing support to the organisation.
The Secure World Foundation is the first recipient of the SGAC SpaceGen Ambassador Award
In the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), the organisation has launched its “SpaceGen Ambassador Award” Award Programme. SGAC wants to acknowledge organisations that deeply care for our generation, our talents, skills and needs – organisations that actively support us as the next generation of space leaders, empowering us as such, enabling us to grow. The award is presented to an organisation from the space sector, either governmental, non-governmental, or private company that demonstrates genuine care for the next generation, actively supporting and empowering young space professionals and students.
SGAC Launches 4 new Project Groups
In 2019, SGAC launched a call for new Project Groups and added 4 new Project Groups for a total number of 10 Project Groups:
- The Space Medicine and Life Science Project Group (SMLS)
- The Space Technology for Earth Application Project Group (STEA)
- The Ethics and Human Rights Project Group (EHR)
- The Space and Cybersecurity Project Group (SC)
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SGAC 20th Anniversary
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. We know how much these historic events have influenced us, and how much it keeps echoing in our actions every day. Alongside the first human steps on another celestial body, this year we could not be more happy to celebrate the Space Generation Advisory Council’s 20th Anniversary as well.
UNOOSA and SGAC sign Memorandum of Understanding
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) committed today to work jointly in supporting young people in line with the Secretary General’s ‘Youth 2030 strategy’, launched in September 2018. On 15 February, UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo and the SGAC Executive Director Clementine Decoopman signed a Memorandum of Understanding for this new partnership.
SGAC – IAF Partnership
SGAC Launches Pioneer Award
SGAC decides to create a new award, the SGAC Pioneer Award, to recognize those who truly go above and beyond in their work for the organization.
SGAC hosts its first SG[Country] (local event) in Jerusalem, Israel.