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    AIAA Deputy Executive Director Dr. Klaus Dannenberg Elected as Corresponding Member of the
    International Academy of Astronautics

    February 20, 2013 – Reston, Va. – Dr. Klaus Dannenberg, deputy executive director and Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has been elected to the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) as a Corresponding Member. Dr. Dannenberg will be inducted during the Academy’s annual dinner on March 18, in Paris, France.

    “I've known Klaus Dannenberg for 35 years, going back to when he was chair of the AIAA Guidance and Control Technical Committee, and I was a then-young member. We have no finer member of our Institute and, now, neither does the IAA,” stated AIAA President Mike Griffin.

    Before joining AIAA as its deputy executive director in 2005, Dr. Dannenberg had over 37 years of experience in a multitude of engineering and business roles in the aerospace community. His contributions were in the application of information technology to complex aerospace and defense problems, primarily in the development of guidance, navigation, and control systems for launch vehicles, spacecraft, tactical missiles, and aircraft, and in the development of C3I systems and large scale training and simulation networks.

    Dannenberg has also served AIAA as a volunteer member, in the role of vice president for finance, technical director of AIAA’s Information Systems Group, and chair of the Honors and Awards Committee. He has also held leadership roles in the National Training Systems Association, the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

    Dannenberg received a doctorate in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, and a master of science degree in electrical engineering as well as a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

    The International Academy of Astronautics, founded in Stockholm in 1960, brings together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics on a regular basis to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system. The IAA seeks to foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes; to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a branch of science or technology related to astronautics; and to provide a program through which the membership can contribute to international endeavors and cooperation in the advancement of aerospace science, in cooperation with national science or engineering academies.


    AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members worldwide, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit



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