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The International Academy of Astronautics - IAA was founded in Stockholm on 16 August 1960. Henceforth, IAA consistently brought together the best experts in the world on astronautics related subjects, to recognize the achievements of their colleagues, to explore and discuss the latest issues on research and space technology and provide guidance for non-military use of space and continuous exploration of the solar system. The IAA goals are:

  • to encourage the development and use of astronautics for peaceful purposes
  • to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a branch of science or astronautics technology related
  • to provide a program through which the IAA membership can contribute to international efforts for developing the aerospace science, in collaboration with national academy of sciences or engineering

List of individual members of IAA, updated on July 15, 2013, can be checked here.

The Romania Space Agency has two representatives in the Board of Directors: Dr. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu, and Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso (see more details here).

The International Academy of Astronautics currently has 33 regional secretaries covering America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Australia. The Regional Secretaries are appointed for a period of two years and they may be put back in the office by the President. In Romania, this position is occupied by Dr. Marius-Ioan Piso (see more details here).

Over time, ROSA organised in collaboration with the IAF some events in Romania, such as the second Planetary Defense Conference and the first two editions of the Conference on space systems as critical infrastructures.