In May 2018, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the Chinese Manned Space Agency (CMSA) announced a call for projects, open to all countries of the United Nations, to be flown aboard the Chinese Space Station in 2022. In total, 42 projects were presented from 27 different countries. From that, 17 were shortlisted at the beginning of 2019 and finally, last Wednesday during the general session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, a list of the final 9 selected projects was disclosed; one of these selected projects was presented by six SGAC members from Peru, Colombia and Spain, in the Peruvian and the Spanish chapters of The Mars Society.
SGAC held elections in May to elect the next Regional Coordinator (RC) in the South American Region. We are happy to announce the selection of Santiago Enríquez (Argentina) as the new Regional Coordinator for South America.
SGAC held elections in May to elect the next Regional Coordinator (RC) in the European Region. We are happy to announce the selection of Eleonora Lombardi (Italy) as the new Regional Coordinator for Europe.
Dan works as the digital marketing manager for a global court reporting agency outside Washington, D.C. and is the Co-Coordinator of the SGAC Web Team. His responsibilities with SGAC include leading the website redesign, coordinating the creation and design of new content across the website, preparing the organization for GDPR compliance, and leading the creation of a Data Management [...]
The Space Generation Congress (SGC) is SGAC’s annual meeting in support of the United Nations (UN) Programme on Space Applications. Top university students and young professionals with a passion for space will travel from all around the globe to attend three days of the 18th SGC. Up to 150 delegates will enjoy an inspiring and resourceful engagement with their peers at the congress, held in Washington, D.C., on 17 – 19 October, 2019 prior to the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
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Ghanim Alotaibi Ghanim works as an engineer in Kuwait University the college of science responsible about a CubeSat project, and he is the Middle East regional coordinator for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). In addition, he is an analogue astronaut performing fields rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station simulating missions to Mars among an international crew, and he [...]
SGAC election for a new Co-Chairperson in 2019 has been completed and we are pleased to welcome Arnau Pons (Spain) as the new Co-Chair of SGAC.
David Hurst David A. Hurst is an associate at the global law firm DLA Piper LLP (US). His practice is concentrated in the areas of structured finance, securitization, and public company representation. David represents underwriters, issuers, and collateral managers in a wide range of complex matters involving the securitization of traditional and non-traditional assets and related warehouse lending, with an [...]
SGAC is pleased to announce Ashwati Das and Adeene Denton as the winners of the National Academies Early Career Program for Space Science Week 2019.