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    AIAA Marks National Aerospace Week
    Salutes Aerospace Professionals and Thanks Them for Shaping The World as We Know It

    September 14, 2015– Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is marking National Aerospace Week by thank all aerospace professionals for their efforts to shape our world as we know it.

    “From the Wright brothers achieving powered flight, to Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier, to the triumph of the Apollo 11 mission, to the Space Shuttle era and the International Space Station, Americans have long been captivated by all things air and space," said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. "This week, ‘National Aerospace Week’ celebrates our fascination and curiosity with aerospace, as well as celebrating the aerospace professionals who saw a vision of what the future could be and conceived, designed, and built the aircraft and spacecraft that shape the world we know today. Their work enables us to travel through the skies quickly and safely here and abroad, accurately predicts our weather, and allows families to communicate instantaneously around the globe via satellites. Their efforts impacted our everyday lives in so many positive ways, and we at AIAA salute them for all their efforts.”

    For more information on National Aerospace Week, or for ideas on how to celebrate the week, please visit


    About AIAA
    AIAA is the largest aerospace professional society in the world, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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