National Points of Contact
Welcome to the United States’ country page for the Space Generation Advisory Council!
There are many organizations dedicated to space and space exploration in the United States, such as -National Space Society, Planetary Society, Space Foundation, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-US), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) just to name a few!
SGAC provides a different outlook tailored to young professionals and university students. SGAC not only helps university students and young professionals link up within the domestic space community, but also provides unique insight into the United Nations and international space policy issues. SGAC is here to help you build your international space network, offer leadership opportunities, and give you a voice at the United Nations, at space agencies, at academic institutions, and in industry.
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Young Space Activities Overview in the USA
With the dawn of the U.S. commercial space industry, it grows increasingly important 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 organizations including the Space Foundation, NASA, and Lockheed Martin. In particular, the annual Space Generation Fusion Forum, held in conjunction with the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, CO, offers SGAC members a unique U.S.-based opportunity to meet, discuss relevant space topics, and network with space industry leaders.
Country-Specific Events in 2017
March 6 SGx 2017 – SGAC in partnership with Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF) and SATELLITE 2017 will host our annual technology focused event, SGx. SGx will bring together young professionals, industry experts and government leaders in open discussion forums to discuss pressing issues and innovative ideas in a brand new way. The aim of SGx is to engage and intrigue the audience with fast-paced lightning talks that focus on story-telling rather than business pitches in order to communicate about technology that matters most in the satellite industry. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C
April 2-3 Space Generation Fusion Forum – This US space event is highlighting international thinking geared towards university students and young professionals. This event, held in conjunction with the Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of young adults from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado
April 3-6 Space Foundation’s 30th National Space Symposium – The 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 participant numbers in recent years have surpassed 9,000. The National Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the “must attend” opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space. The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
June 27-29 Newspace 2017 – Hosted annually by the Space Frontier Foundation, the NewSpace Conference explores the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. San Francisco, CA
Sept 12-14 AIAA Space 2017 – AIAA’s space-related conference 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. Orlando, FL
Interesting Web Links for the Young Generation in the USA
- Aerospace Industries Association
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
- Astronomy Picture of the Day
- Commercial Spaceflight Federation
- National Space Society
- Satellite Industry Association
- Secure World Foundation
- Space Foundation
- Space News
- Space Policy Online
- Space Politics
- The Space Review
- Washington Space Business Roundtable (WSBR)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Space Biomedica Research Institute (NSBRI)
- Universities Space Research Association (USRA)
- California Institute of Technology, Space Engineering
- Cornell University, Astronautics
- George Washington University, Space Policy Institute
- University of Colorado – Boulder, Bioastronautics
- University of Michigan, Space Engineering
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law
- University of North Dakota, Aerospace Sciences and Space Studies
- University of Southern California, Astronautical Engineering