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ASE PLANETARY CONGRESSES

As the only professional association for astronauts, ASE supports the advancement of space exploration by providing opportunities for communication among space professionals at the international level. The Association has worked closely with other international professional space organizations to expand and invigorate international dialogue on such issues as asteroid impact threats and hazards as well as international cooperation and on-orbit compatibility, crew safety, human performance and rescue. ASE regularly sponsors international discussions among astronauts on space flight operations.

The Association holds an annual Congress, attended by member astronauts and cosmonauts from around the world. The week-long event includes technical sessions featuring updates on human activities in space and briefings on future plans for low earth orbit and beyond. The attending astronauts and cosmonauts also dedicate time throughout the week, particularly on Community Day, to meet with and inspire future scientists, engineers and explorers all over the host country.

UPCOMING CONGRESSES

2019
Houston, USA

XXXIII Congress

2020
Budapest, Hungary

XXXIV Congress

2021
St. Petersburg, Russia

Congress

Theme

Awards


XXXI Congress

2018
Minsk, Belarus



"Creating the Future of Space"


Crystal Helmet
Vladimir Pokryshkin

Leonov Medallion
Oleg Novitskii, NASB

Perchatka
Jeff Hoffman



XXX Congress

2017
Toulouse, France




"Space is My Future""

Crystal Helmet

Sylvestre Maurice

Leonov Medallion
Michel Tognini, Andy Turnage

Distinguished Member
Dorin Prunariu, Tom Stafford

Perchatka
Kate Rubins


XXIX Congress

2016
Vienna, Austria



"Born to Explore"

Crystal Helmet

Johannes Ordner

Leonov Medallion
Vesna Viehbock

Perchatka
Alexei Leonov



XXVIII Congress

2015
Stockholm, Sweden




"Inspired by Space"

Crystal Helmet

Sven Grahn

Leonov Medallion
Christer Fuglesang

Distinguished Member
Bo Bobko, Viktor Savinykh

Perchatka
Mark Brown



XXVII Congress

2014
Beijing, China




"Cooperation – To Realize Humanity's Space Dream Together"

Crystal Helmet

Wang Yongzhi

Leonov Medallion
Yang Liwei

Distinguished Member
HRH Sultan bin Salman

Perchatka
Wang YaPing



XXVI Congress
2013

Cologne, Germany




"Citizens of Space – Stewards of Earth"

Crystal Helmet

Heinz Riesenhuber

Leonov Medallion
Rupert Gerzer, Reinhold Ewald

Distinguished Member
Charlie Walker

Perchatka
Pam Melroy



XXV Congress
2012

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia




"Space Technology for a Knowledge-Based Society"

Crystal Helmet

Charles Elachi

Leonov Medallion
George Abbey, HRH Sultan bin Salman

Distinguished Member
Owen Garriott, Georgi Grechko

Perchatka
Randy Bresnik


XXIV Congress

2011
Moscow, Russia



"He Invited Us All to Space"

Crystal Helmet

Boris Chertok

Leonov Medallion
Anatoli Grigoriev

Perchatka
Cady Coleman



XXIII Congress

2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




"1 Planet, 1 Hope, 1 Future"

Crystal Helmet

Tun Mahatir Mohammad

Leonov Medallion
Nazlan Othman, Chris Hadfield, Sheikh Muszaphar

Distinguished Member
John Fabian

Perchatka
Soichi Noguchi


XXII Congress

2009
Prague, Czech Republic



"Space – Opportunities for All"

Crystal Helmet

Boris Valnicek

Leonov Medallion
Slavek Hrzal, Vladimir Remek

Distinguished Member
Alexei Leonov, Rusty Schweickart

XXI Congress

2008
Seattle, USA


"Exploring Space, Inspiring Planetary Stewardship"

Crystal Helmet

William E. Boeing, Jr.

Leonov Medallion
Kathy Fletcher, Greg Nickels, Bonnie J. Dunbar

XX Congress

2007
Edinburgh, Scotland


"50 Years in Space – Launching into the Future"

Crystal Helmet

Kenneth Pounds

Leonov Medallion
Colin McInnes, Alex Blackwood, Jake Garn, Sergei Avdeev

XIX Congress

2005

Salt Lake City, USA


"Our Destiny in Space – Worlds Without Borders"

Crystal Helmet
Apollo - Soyuz Flight Crew

Leonov Medallion
Gennadi Strekalov, Charlie Walker

XVIII Congress

2003

Tokyo, Japan


"Learning From Space, Enriching World Culture"

Crystal Helmet

Lorna Onizuka

Leonov Medallion
Jiro Kondo, Tadao Ulmesao, Mamoru Mohri

XVII Congress

2001

Almaty, Kazakhstan


"Gateway to Space Exploration & Environmental Protection"

Crystal Helmet

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Leonov Medallion
Sultan Sultangazi, Toktar Aubakirov

XVI Congress

2000

Madrid, Spain


"A New Space for Humanity"

Crystal Helmet

The Prince of Asturias

Leonov Medallion
Michael Lopez-Alegria, Pedro Duque

XV Congress

1999

Bucharest, Romania


"Space & Astronomy – Toward the New Millennium"

Crystal Helmet

Virgiliu Constantinescu

Leonov Medallion
Emil Constantinescu, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu

XIV Congress

1998

Brussels, Belgium


"Space & Education – A Message to the Youth"

Crystal Helmet

Edith Cresson

Leonov Medallion
Kajsa Dahlstrom, Dirk Frimout

XIII Congress

1997

San José, Costa Rica


"Space Technology for Sustainable Development"

Crystal Helmet

José Maria Figueres

Leonov Medallion
Rodrigo Gamez, Guy de Teramond, Franklin Chang-Diaz

XII Congress

1996

Montreal, Canada


"Cooperation in Space – Progress for Humanity"

Crystal Helmet

Nicolas Matescu Matte

Leonov Medallion
Steve MacLean

XI Congress

1995

Warsaw, Poland


"Space & Contemporary Society"

Crystal Helmet

Stanislaw Lem

Leonov Medallion
Lech Walensa, Pope John Paul II, Miroslaw Hermaszewski

X Congress

1994

Moscow/Lake Baikal, Russia


"Space and Ecology"

Crystal Helmet

Yuri Gagarin (posthumous)

Leonov Medallion
Thor Heyerdahl, Yuri Koptev, John Fabian, Vladimir Kovolyonov

IX Congress

1993

Vienna, Austria


"Space For Life"

Crystal Helmet

Hermann Bondi

Leonov Medallion
Franz Viehbock

VIII Congress

1992

Washington DC, USA


"To Mars Together"

Crystal Helmet

Isaac Asimov

Leonov Medallion
John-David Bartoe, Jon McBride

VII Congress

1991

Berlin, Germany


"Space Has No Boundaries"

Crystal Helmet

Hans Dietrich Genscher

Leonov Medallion
Sigmund Jaehn, Ernst Messerschmid

VI Congress

1990

Groningen, The Netherlands


"Space Brings People Together"

Crystal Helmet

H.C. van den Hulst

Leonov Medallion
Wubbo Ockels

V Congress

1989

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


"Space for Earth"


Crystal Helmet

Yash Pal

IV Congress

1988

Sofia, Bugaria


"Space and Evolution"


Crystal Helmet

Boris Raushenbach

III Congress

1987

Mexico City, Mexico


"The Next Generation in Space"


Crystal Helmet

Thomas Paine


II Congress

1986

Budapest, Hungary


"Towards Space Civilization"


Crystal Helmet

Oleg Gazenko, Gerard O'Neill


I Congress

1985

Cernay, France


"The Home Planet"


Crystal Helmet

Jacques-Yves Cousteau


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