The Universe is Expanding.
ASCEND is Your Space.

The universe of opportunities to build, work, and live in space is expanding, and ASCEND is accelerating humanity’s progress toward our off-world future.

Powered by AIAA, this fast-growing community is propelling the global conversation about space commerce, exploration, and new discovery. We’re enabling a vital interdisciplinary ecosystem and building new on-ramps to space for everyone.

RSVP now for our 2021 annual event, live in Las Vegas and online everywhere, and start plotting your trajectory to ASCEND.

ASCEND is Your Community

From classrooms through careers, ASCEND is assembling the most technically, professionally, and culturally diverse space workforce pipeline on the planet. More than 6,000 participated in ASCEND events and activities in 2020, its inaugural year, and our 2021 program is taking off.
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Stellar Speakers, Timely Topics, Actionable Outcomes

ASCEND capitalizes on AIAA’s technical leadership, global access, and influence to present a world-class lineup of off-world experts.

Featured 2020 Speakers

While our vision looks to the stars, the ASCEND experience is grounded in these five fundamentals, the keys to everyone’s success in space:

PARTNERS

ASCEND attracts the leaders, innovators and influencers you need to know, and who need to know you.

PROJECTS

From one-off widgets to wholly integrated systems, big ideas bring us together.

PROCESS

It’s the discipline in our DNA. It’s how we solve problems, building confidence every step of the way.

POLICIES

We’re active advocates for laws, legislation, and regulations that encourage innovation and eliminate barriers to progress.

PASSION

It’s sustainable.
It’s renewable.
It fuels us!

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Look back at 2020 ASCEND.