31 March 2017
The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) was pleased to present the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) with an SGAC flag flown in space.
SGAC Chair, Ms. Stephanie Wan, presented one of SGAC’s flags flown in space to the President of the IAF, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall during the IAF Spring Meetings in Paris, France last week. The SGAC flag was one of 25 flags flown on-board the Orion first Exploration Flight Test (EFT-1) on 5 December 2014 to commemorate the organisation’s 15th year anniversary. The SGAC flags represent a symbol of international diplomacy and the organisation’s energy to engage with the next generation of space leaders for the benefit of humankind.
SGAC’s long-standing partnership with the IAF is of significant importance to SGAC. The annual Space Generation Congress (SGC) held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is SGAC’s primary conference brings together top young minds from around the world to focus on key space topics, providing them the chance to interact and engage with the incoming generation of space professionals from all over the world.
SGAC further commends Mr. Le Gall and the IAF on the International Platform for Diversity and Equality in Astronautics (IDEA) 3G Diversity Initiative, focusing on attracting the young generation with newly created activities and programmes. As the organisation organically offers the 3G Diversity in its demographics, SGAC looks forward to its continued contributions to this initiative that highlights geography, generation, and gender issues in today’s global space industry.