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Space Foundation Presents at IAC

Papers Address Space Technology, Economy and Future Workforce

The Space Foundation will have a prominent presence at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, Oct. 3-7. 

At the invitation of NASA  Goddard Space Flight Center's Innovative Partnerships Program Office, Space Foundation Director - Space Awareness Programs Kevin Cook is co-chairing the 22nd Symposium on Space Activity and Society and will deliver the keynote paper for the session "Verifying and Validating the Impact of Technology Transferred from Space." Cook's paper, entitled "Improved Public Awareness - Scholarly and Commercial Recognition of Space Products and Services," focuses on the Space Foundation Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs and how they increase public awareness of the practical benefits of space transfer technology. These programs provide special recognition to the organizations and individuals that successfully apply space technology to improve the quality of life on Earth and encourage further innovation.

Space Foundation Director - Research & Analysis Micah Walter-Range is participating in the Space Generation Congress, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, and presenting at the IAC on Oct. 5. His first paper will be presented during the morning technical session concerning "The Space Economy in Emerging Space Countries," and paper two will be presented during the afternoon technical session "Enabling the Future - Developing the Space Workforce."

Every year, the International Astronautical Federation together with the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL), holds the IAC, which comprises plenary sessions, lectures and meetings and a large exhibition. IAC is attended by members of the world's space agencies along with academics, researchers, industry and commerce executives, students and young professionals. 

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