INSPIRING THE FUTURE
OCTOBER 14 — 18, 2019 HOUSTON, TEXAS, U.S.A.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of one of humankind’s greatest achievements – the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon July 20, 1969, with crew members Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Mike Collins. The milestone serves a perfect backdrop for those who stood on the shoulders of the Apollo giants and dared to explore space themselves.
Flown astronaut/cosmonaut delegates from all over the world will gather in Houston for the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) XXXII Planetary Congress to honor the vast accomplishments we’ve made in space over the last five decades, to share with the public the past and present experiences in space, and to shine a light on what’s to come.
At the XXXII Planetary Congress in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 125 Astronauts, Cosmonauts and Taikonauts, delegates from the Association of Space Explorers, will gather to:
advocate for international cooperation in human spaceflight exploration
promote the benefits of space exploration and research to the general public
partner with schools and educational institutions to inspire future scientists, engineers and explorers all over the host country (STEM)
At the Planetary Congress’s technical sessions, the delegates present information on human activities in space and future plans for low-Earth orbit and beyond. It’s a dynamic opportunity to get the latest updates on space activities from astronauts themselves.
Most of the events of the ASE XXXII Planetary Congress Events will be open to the public and/or live-streamed over the internet.
As part of the Planetary Congress program, the delegates dedicate a day to connecting with students of all ages to share their knowledge, experiences and passion for space exploration. This all-day statewide event features visits to schools, universities, companies and community groups across Houston and Texas.
During some of their free time during the Planetary Congress, delegates discover the rich cultural, artistic and scientific heritage of the host city.