Deadline for Submitting Student Papers to NASA for International Astronautical Congress Support

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Call for Abstracts
63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Naples, Italy
October 1-5, 2012

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the largest space-related conference worldwide and selects an average of 1000 scientific papers every year. The IAC is organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

In 2012, the IAC will be held in Naples, Italy, October 1-5, 2012. The IAC has posted a "Call for Abstracts," with a submission deadline of February 29, 2012 (14:00 CET). NASA plans to also announce a "Call for Abstracts" inviting graduate students to submit abstracts (of no more than 400 words) to participate in the 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Abstracts must be submitted to NASA and to the IAF. The selected NASA sponsored students are required to also be selected by the IAF.

Please submit your abstract to for consideration for NASA sponsorship. The full abstract must be submitted electronically in the prescribed format at no later than 11:59 PM ET on March 4, 2012. You must be a full-time graduate student attending an accredited U.S. university or college and U.S. citizen. Please submit a copy of your 2012 school transcript and a document verifying your citizenship to by March 4, 2012.

Visit the IAC website, for additional information about the Congress and to obtain information about the "Call for Abstracts," visit,

Important IAC Deadlines

- Abstract submission closes February 29, 2012 (14:00 CET)
- Paper Submission closes September 12, 2012 (14:00 CET)
- Presentation Submission closes September 26, 2012 (14:00 CET)

The point of contact at NASA is Carolyn Knowles,

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