The IAF was founded in 1951 and is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization, located in Paris. 

It aims at promoting space research and the development and application of space activities for purposes of peace and cultural enrichment and as a challenge for the society, and fights to show the quality-of-life benefits stemming from space-related activities to the society.

The ASI has been a member of the IAF since 1989.

Link to the website: http://www.iafastro.org/

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THURSDAY 28 JULY 2022

Send in your Hypergravity Experiment Ideas & Discuss it with ESA/OOSA ‣

Conduct your experiment at the Large Diameter Centrifuge Facility at ESTEC through the Access to Space for All-HyperGES  MORE...

FRIDAY 15 JULY 2022

IAC 2024: THE SIGNING IN MILAN KICK-STARTS THE ORGANIZATION OF THE EVENT ‣

Italy at the centre of the international debate on the use of Space to support sustainability: the agreement and contract to host the 75th edition of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in 2024 in the Lombard capital

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WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2022

NASA, Partner Agency Leaders to Talk to Space Station Astronauts ‣

On June 17 at  1:40 p.m NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy, Italian Space Agency (ASI) President Giorgio Saccoccia, and U.S. embassy leadership will speak with astronauts aboard the ISS MORE...

THURSDAY 28 APRIL 2022

Samantha Cristoforetti has arrived on the Space Station ‣

The hatch is opened: the Minerva mission kicks off. During her mission, the ESA astronaut will conduct several scientific experiments for the ASI

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