An attendee of the 70th International Astronautical Congress reads the SpaceNews IAC Show Daily while waiting for a plenary session to begin. Credit: AIAA via Flickr

The SpaceNews editorial team produced the official Show Daily for the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington, Oct. 21-25. 

The Day 1 issue, published Oct. 21, features an IAC curtain raiser on the efforts of NASA’s international partners to keep up with the U.S. space agency’s lunar ambitions.

The Day 2 issue, published Oct. 22, features coverage of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s keynote address and the heads of agency plenary session that opened the conference plus stories on ConsenSys, the MILO Institute, ESA’s $13.9 billion budget request, China’s lunar ambitions and a Q&A with the creator of Gunter’s Space Page.

The Day 3 issue, published Oct. 23, features  a cover story on Blue Origin joining forces with Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper to compete for NASA’s lunar lander contract plus stories SpaceX’s ambitious Starlink schedule,  African smallsat programs, Noorsphere, Arianespace, Made In Space and more.

The Day 4 issue, published Oct. 24, leads with an interview with ESA Director General Jan Woerner previewing the Space19+ ministerial and includes coverage of Rocket Lab’s lunar ambitions, Spacebit’s robotic gambit, South Korean launch startup Perigee, New Zealand’s space agenda and more.


Day 1 IAC Show Daily

Day 2 IAC Show Daily

Day 3 IAC Show Daily

Day 4 IAC Show Daily

Brian Berger is editor in chief of and the SpaceNews magazine. He joined in 1998, spending his first decade with the publication covering NASA. His reporting on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident was...