Call For Abtracts

The 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem, Israel

NASA announces its intent to participate in the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and requests that full-time U.S. graduate students attending U.S. universities 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 world-wide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers every year. The upcoming IAC will be held October 12-16, 2015 in Jerusalem, Israel. NASA's participation in this event is an on-going effort to continue to bridge NASA with the astronautical and space international community.

The abstract submission is now closed.

IAC Paper Selection:
Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Session Chairs on the basis of technical quality and relevance to the session topics. Selected abstracts may be chosen for eventual oral or poster presentation. Any such choice is not an indication of quality of the submitted abstract. Their evaluation will be submitted to the Symposium Coordinators, who will make acceptance recommendations to the International Programme Committee, which will make the final decision. Please note that any relevance to the Congress main theme will be considered as an advantage.

The following information must be included in the submission: paper title, name of contact author, name of co-author(s), organization(s), full postal address, phone, email of the author and co-author(s). Abstract should specify purpose, methodology, results and conclusions and should indicate that substantive technical and/or programmatic content, as well as clearly indicate that the material is new and original and explain why and how.

Please check the IAF and the IAC websites( and regularly to get the latest updates on the Technical Programme.