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ASE Annual Report - 2015


We're pleased to announce the 15 ASE AstroSat Challenge winning teams. Thank you to Northrop Grumman for supporting this program!

List of Selected Teams | ASE AstroSat Challenge


 

 

The Association of Space Explorers - USA (ASE-USA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization representing current and former flown astronauts and cosmonauts who are citizens of or permanently reside in the United States or Canada.

ASE–USA is one of four regional chapters of the international Association of Space Explorers and operates in alignment with the general principals as codified in the original Charter of the international ASE but under the direction of its regional (US) Board of Directors.

Our Vision: A world where living, working, and exploring in space will be as familiar to humanity as life on our home planet.

Our Mission: ASE-USA applies the unique perspective of its members to promote the global benefits of space science, exploration and international cooperation; to educate and inspire future generations; and to foster better stewardship of our home planet.

 

ASE Annual Report - 2015


ASE-USA Officers

Michael Lopez-Alegria (President)
Richard Richards (Vice-President)
Andy Turnage (Secretary)
John-David Bartoe (Treasurer)

ASE-USA Board of Directors


John-David Bartoe (Ex Officio)
Karol Bobko
Roy Bridges, Jr.
Mark Brown
Jan Davis
Tom Jones
Susan Helms
Richard Hieb
Michael Lopez-Alegria
Richard Richards
Rex Walheim (Ex Officio)

Executive Director

Andy Turnage

 

Membership in ASE is open to individuals who have completed at least one orbit of the Earth in a spacecraft.

Membership in ASE–USA is open to ASE members who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and Canada.

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ASE Annual Report - 2015


ASE Annual Report – 2015


  • Awarding Student Scholarships
  • ASE–USA takes an active role to inspire and support scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to develop the technical workforce of tomorrow.

    ASE–USA and the US Space & Rocket Center partnered in 2014 under the generous patronage of US astronaut Owen Garriott to create the STEM for Space Foundation, a $10 million endowment to provide 200 scholarships for science, technology engineering and mathematics students at US universities.

    ASE has partnered with Ardusat on the ASE AstroSat Challenge to create opportunities for high school students to design and operate experiments on board real satellites in space.

  • Providing a revolutionary system for astronaut Earth photography from the International Space Station.

    ASE–USA supports astronaut photography onboard the ISS, as well as citizen science and public earth education with Windows on Earth.  Since 2014, the Windows on Earth project has partnered with and contributed to the development of the Virtual High School Collective's Space Station Academy.

  • Spearheading planetary defense against potentially hazardous asteroids.
  • The ASE NEO Committee promotes inter-space agency planning for NEO deflection, and is active in United Nations discussions aimed at a decision-making agreement to deal with hazardous objects.

  • Sharing our unique experiences with students, teachers and the public.
  • ASE–USA astronaut members visit with over 10,000 students, teachers and members of the public each year at schools, universities, community events and at our Planetary Congresses.


    ASE Annual Report – 2015


    ASE – USA offers several unique astronaut and cosmonaut signed collectibles.

    AstroNotes: Send the Gift of Inspiration!

    AstroNotes offers a personalized inscription and autograph – a valuable and historic collectible appropriate for any special oocasion – from the very few in human history who have viewed the Earth from space. AstroNotes supports ASE – USA's global scientific and education outreach activities, from Near Earth Object (NEO) hazard mitigation to scholarships for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Please join us in inspiring tomorrow's explorers, scientists, and innovative thinkers!

    ASE Congress Commemorative Posters

    The ASE Planetary Congress posters feature the authentic and original signatures of the astronauts and cosmonauts who attended that Congress. These unique and extremely rare posters are part of a series of limited Collector's Edition posters that have been signed at each ASE Congress since the association was founded in 1985. Some editions contain the signtatures of well-known space travelers such as Buzz Aldrin, Pete Conrad, Scott Carpenter, Charlie Duke, Alexei Leonov, Jim Lovell, Tom Stafford, Valentina Tereshkova and many others!

     

     

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    ASE – USA plays an important role in this period of uncertainty about the future of human space flight. Major decisions by any single nation will define the path and resources for future international exploration.

    Our role as the primary forum for professional exchange among astronauts and cosmonauts will be increasingly relevant, and necessary, as we leverage international capabilities to fly beyond low Earth orbit. With your support, ASE – USA will continue to contribute both leadership and vision as humanity moves outward from our home planet and toward the stars.

    ASE – USA is grateful for the generous support of its individual and corporate contributors. ASE – USA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Please consider a tax-deductible contribution today!

    Contributions can be mailed to:

    Association of Space Explorers – USA
    141 Bay Area Blvd.
    Webster, TX 77598

    Or you can contribute online, via Paypal:

    Thank you!


    ASE Annual Report – 2015


    Corporate Members

    Northrop Grumman
    Ad Astra Rocket Company
    SAIC


    Project & Program Partners

    Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)
    Virtual High School Collective
    Challenger Learning Centers
    ArduSat
    Spire

     

     

    Our Vision: A world where living, working, and exploring in space will be as familiar to humanity as life on our home planet.

    Our Mission: The Association of Space Explorers – USA applies the unique perspective of its members to promote the global benefits of space science, exploration and international cooperation; to educate and inspire future generations; and to foster better stewardship of our home planet.

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    Upcoming Events:

    ASE XXX Congress
    October 16-20, 2017
    Toulouse, France

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