International Astronautical Federation

Type: Organization
Name: International Astronautical Federation
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

How to Move an Entire Solar System

The Shkadov Thruster or In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in building gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Shkadov Thruster, a mirror the size of the sun.An artist's ... [Published Popular Mechanics - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

2014 Women in Industry Award Winners : Excellence in Engineering Award - Naomi Mathers

For her work in the space industry, Naomi Mathers has won the 2014 Women in Industry Excellence in Engineering Award.Mathers was an advocate for the space industry in Australia at a time when there was minimal activity, and very little government interest, ... [Published PACE - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

2014 Women in Industry Award Winners : Excellence in Engineering Award - Naomi Mathers

For her work in the space industry, Naomi Mathers has won the 2014 Women in Industry Excellence in Engineering Award.Mathers was an advocate for the space industry in Australia at a time when there was minimal activity, and very little government interest, ... [Published Australian Mining - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Deep Time: Targeting Another Galaxy

Interstellar flight isn’t about possibility as much as it is about time. We know we can launch a payload to another star if we’re willing to burn up enough millennia — about seventy — to get there in the form of a Voyager-style flyby. That’s with today’s ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 24 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Space Foundation Director - Education to be Awarded Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal by IAF

Bryan J. DeBates, Director - Education for the Space Foundation, has been named the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).Established in 1986, the Frank J. Malina Astronautics ... [Published SpaceRef - May 13 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

IAF and HE Space partner to widen IAC access to developing country students

: The IAF is pleased to announce a new partnership with HESpace that will provide two new Emerging Space Leader (ESL) grants to attend the IAC.The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and HE Space Children’s Foundation, have signed a cooperation ... [Published SpaceRef - Mar 19 2014]

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...a research fellow at Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute who has studied Shkadov Thrusters amongst other megastructure concepts. "You can use it to move the whole solar system."
...in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual  Space Symposium , in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo...
...effort to develop a manned space program in our country and bring the benefits of space closer to our people," said Jan Kolar, CSO Director. "We see our direct involvement in the use of the Lynx spacecraft as a unique and accessible opportunity to develop critical national science and education capabilities, and inspire new ways of thinking and execution of space-based research. We believe it also gives us a good opportunity to prepare efficient space research projects with our partners abroad."

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