Call for Abstracts: 65th International Astronautical Congress

IAC 2014 Call for Abstracts:
Deadline extended to March 2, 18:00 CET.

NASA announces its intent to participate in the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and requests that full-time graduate students attending U.S. universities or colleges respond to this “Call for Abstracts.” The IAC -- which is organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) -- is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1,000 scientific papers every year. The upcoming IAC will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. NASA’s participation in this event is an on-going effort to continue to bridge NASA with the astronautical and space international community.

This “Call for Abstracts” is a precursor to a subsequent submission of a final paper, which may be presented at the 65th IAC. Student authors are invited to submit an abstract regarding an original, unpublished paper that has not been submitted in any other forum. A NASA technical review panel of scientists and/or officials will select abstracts. Many students and professors are involved in NASA-related research. Persons submitting abstracts are strongly encouraged to seek advice from their research advisors, professors who are conducting NASA research, and/or from NASA scientists and engineers.

Abstract Preparation:
-- Abstracts must be 400 words or less.
-- Abstracts must be written in English.
-- Abstracts cannot include formulas, tables or drawings.
-- Select the Symposium and Session in which you wish to post the abstract. Please view the IAC brochure at and select “IAC 2014 call for papers” for list of sessions and more details.

Abstracts must be related to NASA’s ongoing vision for space exploration and fit into one of the following categories:
-- Science and Exploration -- Systems sustaining missions including life, microgravity, space exploration, space debris and Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
-- Applications and Operations -- On-going and future operational applications, including Earth observation, communication, navigation, human space endeavors and small satellites
-- Technology -- Common technologies to space systems including astrodynamics, structures, power and propulsion
-- Infrastructures -- Systems sustaining space missions including space system transportation, future systems and safety
-- Space and Society -- Interaction of space with society including education, policy and economics, history and law

The full text of the abstract must be submitted electronically in the prescribed format to the IAC website ( no later than Feb. 24, 2014, and to NASA by Feb. 21, 2014.

If you have a question or concern about how to submit your abstract to NASA, please email abstract@nasaprs.comand you will receive a response within two (2) business days.

NOTE: Abstracts are due to the IAF by Feb. 24, 2014. Applicants must be selected by the IAF to be eligible for sponsorship by NASA. However, all IAF accepted applicants may not be sponsored by NASA.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

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