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House Aerospace Caucus focuses on Vital Role of Government Investment

Progress in opening the national airspace to more unmanned aerial systems and supersonic aircraft, sending astronauts back into deep space and helping our armed forces defeat complex threats:  all are dependent on adequate national investment, effective interagency cooperation, and the development of a technologically capable workforce. These points were emphasized by three co-chairs of the […]

Restructuring Commercial Space Regulation

Commercial space has been an enabler for U.S. leadership in technology innovation and, given the right regulatory framework, it has the potential to enable significant future economic growth.

Space in the Spotlight

There’s a lot of excitement on Florida’s space coast as NASA gears up to launch the next great era of human space exploration, and private sector firms like Boeing, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX bring new energy to the burgeoning commercial space economy. The growing importance of space was highlighted on Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space […]

AIA Congratulates SpaceX on Successful Falcon Heavy Launch and Recovery

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates SpaceX, its aerospace industry suppliers and all those who supported the Falcon Heavy program for today’s successful launch and the recovery of its booster rockets. “Today’s launch, particularly the simultaneous booster recovery, was incredible,” said AIA President and CEO Eric Fanning. “Millions of people around the world […]

AIA Welcomes Presidential Announcement of Human Space Exploration Goals

Arlington, Va. — The Aerospace Industries Association welcomes President Trump’s announcement today establishing new policy framework for NASA’s exploration program focused on humans returning to the moon as the first step towards exploring Mars and the solar system. We strongly urge President Trump and Congress to work together to ensure this ambitious initiative is supported […]

Solar Eclipse 2017…There Goes the Sun

Today, millions of Americans have traveled to the Pacific Coast of Oregon and the Atlantic coast of South Carolina, and to all parts in-between within a narrow 70-mile-wide corridor extending through 14 interior states, to witness the total eclipse of the sun. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible across the entire contiguous […]

AIA Advances U.S./Canadian Aerospace and Defense Industry Partnership

As the voice of American aerospace and defense, AIA represents its members in a variety of different fora, including before foreign government officials. Earlier this month, AIA representatives met with John Knubley, the Canadian Deputy Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) at the Canadian embassy in Washington, DC. ISED is the counterpart organization […]

Amendment to Honor the Crew of Apollo 1 Moves Forward

Last week, the House of Representatives approved Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s (D-Texas) amendment to National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 to provide for a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the three crewmembers of the Apollo 1 mission.  NASA astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were all service veterans who perished […]

AIA Applauds Reestablishment of National Space Council

AIA, on behalf of the American industry that enables our nation’s space success,  welcomes the reestablishment of the National Space Council. We agree with President Trump that this announcement is a crucial step to secure America’s future in space and it is a welcome indication that this Administration recognizes the importance of space activities to our nation’s security, economy, technical capabilities and leadership. Those who are familiar with the National Space Council’s history will […]

Upper Airspace Working Group Paves Way For New and Emerging aerospace technologies

In continuing our leadership of paving the way for new and emerging aerospace technologies, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has launched a new effort to open the skies even further.  The new Upper Airspace Working Group (UAWG) is focused on developing AIA positions on matters related to monitoring, responding to, and crafting industry policies and […]

IRC/TARC Trail in Paris: Recap

The rocketry season of TARC and IRC has officially ended yesterday morning when World Champion Festus High School Rocket Club boarded its plane to return home. What began as a group of students breathing life back into their school’s rocket club quickly turned into the story for the history books.     A team of mostly first-time rocketeers from a town of 12,000 people gave their all […]

Gearing up for Florida Workforce/STEM Summit

If you’ve ever been a teacher, you know how much work goes into lesson planning. The same applies to the planning Aerospace Industries Association member companies devote to events like the upcoming AIA Florida Aerospace and Defense Workforce/STEM Summit, slated for November 15 and 16 at Harris Corporation in Palm Bay, Florida. These summits enable […]

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