NASA to Provide Coverage of Key Events at 70th International Astronautical Congress

NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green will be among the NASA speakers at the 70th International Astronautical Congress, held Oct. 21-25 in Washington.
Credits: NASA/Carla Cioffi

NASA will provide live coverage on NASA Television of key events at the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), which takes place Oct. 21-25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington. In addition, the agency will provide coverage of other events during the week online and via its social media channels.

IAC presents an opportunity each year for the worlds space agencies, aerospace companies, academic institutions and other organizations to come together and celebrate accomplishments and contributions made to the advancement of science and space exploration, as well as to discuss issues and programs of common interest. This year, for the first time in almost two decades, IAC will take place in the United States. For NASA, it represents an opportunity to discuss and showcase plans for the Artemis program, which will send the first woman and next man the Moon by 2024, using innovative commercial and international partnerships, technologies and systems.

The NASA TV coverage of IAC events listed below is subject to change. For the latest programming updates, please see the latest NASA TV schedule. In addition, a variety of photos, web features, and other content will be posted throughout the week at:

Monday, Oct. 21


  • 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 1:15 p.m. Space Agencies: Challenges and Opportunities in Challenging Space Environment, featuring remarks by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

Tuesday, Oct. 22


  • 8:30 a.m. Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Advancing Space Economy

Wednesday, Oct. 23


  • 8:30 a.m. Heads of Emerging Agencies
  • 1:30 p.m. Clipper Exploring Europa
  • 6:30 p.m. NASA STEM Presents Space & STEM: Where Do You Fit In? Engage with NASA leadership, astronauts and a panel of young professionals who will share their NASA journeys, their work on Artemis and how students can get involved in NASAs latest mission.

Online or Social Media

  • 2 to 3 p.m. Reddit AMA on international collaboration in space. People from around the world will be able to submit their questions to learn about international collaboration on missions such as the International Space Station, the Hubble Space Telescope, and Artemis. Participants include:
    • Jacob Bleacher, chief exploration scientist of NASAs Advanced Exploration Systems
    • Alvin Drew, NASA astronaut
    • Phillippe Berthe, European Service Module manager at ESA (European Space Agency)

Friday, Oct. 25


  • 8:30 a.m. Late Breaking News Session

IAC Public Day

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