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Association of Space Explorers XXXII Planetary Congress

Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18


More than 130 astronaut and cosmonaut delegates from all over the world will gather in Houston, Texas, for the Association of Space Explorers XXXII Planetary Congress from October 14-18. The week-long Congress, which rotates to a different nation every year, returns to the U.S. for only the fourth time since 1985. The Congress, featuring the theme “Celebrating Apollo-Inspiring the Future,” will recognize and honor the U.S. Apollo Program’s first landing on the Moon, share with the public the accomplishments and the inspiration of space exploration over the last 50 years, and discuss the future of space exploration – from the personal views of the flyers themselves. This year will mark the largest gathering of international astronauts in history.

On October 16, 2019, Congress delegates will follow an ASE tradition of dedicating one day to visit schools, universities and communities throughout Texas. These visits are intended to generate public awareness about human space exploration and to inspire students in STEM (science, engineering, technology and math). During the visits, ASE astronauts and cosmonauts will share their flight experiences and answer questions about the scientific and engineering achievements of their flights, “living” in space, and the opportunities and challenges of returning to the Moon and travelling on to Mars.

The ASE XXXII Planetary Congress presenting sponsor is The Texas A&M University System.


Monday, October 14
Friday, October 18
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Assocation of Space Explorers
ASE XXXII Planetary Congress Lead Organizers


Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX 77058 United States
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