Jerusalem’s International Convention Center was filled with thousands of people from the international space community last week, as astronauts, engineers, researchers, industry experts, and scientists converged together for the 66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
Among the attractions was the "Have Spacesuit Will Travel" program sponsored by the Heinlein Prize Trust who put on an incredible display of authentic space flown hardware and space suits. Amid the fantastic displays were space suits from former NASA director/astronaut Charlie Bolden, astronaut Michael Foale, and astronaut Ed Lu. Children of all ages and from all walks of life and beliefs came together for the mutual love of space flight. The Heinlein Space Suits were also featured on local and national newsprograms.
The Heinlein Prize Trust also featured Apollo astronaut 'Buzz' Aldrin who answered questions about walking on the moon and about his latest children's book;"Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet".
The IAC is the platform by which over 40 administrative and technical committees support the Federation in its mission to advance knowledge about space and to foster the development of space assets by facilitating global cooperation. At its annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) and other thematic conferences, the IAF brings its multidisciplinary and international network to life. For more information about the IAC please visit the IAC website here.