The African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is a two day regional SGAC event that is held once a year in a different country in Africa. This year’s SGAC AF-SGW was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the aim of bringing together space experts and young Africans to exchange ideas about how to advance space activities on the continent.
Keeping astronauts healthy is not just about keeping their vital signs in check. Making sure they perceive their environment as clearly as possible, that they are in good mental health, and that they can withstand the physical stresses on their brains in microgravity are all vital pieces of the puzzle.
There are few places where the idea of a space lawyer is accepted at face value. Space law is a niche area of the law that most people have never even considered. However, space law is a thriving area both within the aerospace industry as a vocation and the legal field in general. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) created the five major building blocks of international space law.
We live in an exciting and interesting Space era, in which the National Agencies keep developing their assets, technologies and strategies, while the increased interest from the private sector is helping change the landscape, in particular in the space exploration area.
For us at SGAC, the International Astronautical Congress is not just a conference, it's a 10-day long marathon with a battle plan. Clémentine Decoopman, SGAC Executive Director, reveals the behind-the-scene of what the SpaceGen folks do the prior to and during the IAC.
As the only event of its kind, the Space Generation Congress offers the next generation of space leaders the opportunity to network and to examine critical questions that are facing the space and international community at large. Davide Petrillo looks back at the SGC2019 and sets the way forward to SGC2020, later this year in Dubai.
Me encantó mi tiempo en SGAC, creo que fue una gran experiencia para mí. Comencé como Punto Nacional de Contacto de Uruguay, luego fui Coordinadora Regional para América del Sur, luego co-chair y luego miembro asesor, por lo que ha sido excelente. Para mí, SGAC ha sido una organización que me abrió tantas puertas. Recuerdo la primera vez que conocí SGAC, fue en 2009, cuando obtuve la beca para jóven de la IAF, que ahora se conoce como el Emerging Space Leader Award, así que obtuve la beca y pude ir a Corea del Sur, parte de la beca era ser parte del Space Generation Congress, del que nunca escuché en mi vida, pero desde el segundo que llegué a SGAC fue como un sueño hecho realidad.
The first SG[France], organized by members of the SGAC community in collaboration with the French Space Agency CNES, was held in Paris on June 16th 2019. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the multiplication of Moon projects in recent years, the theme of the event was "Moon for @ll".