The Astronaut Perspective Can Make a World of Difference

Your organization has a unique opportunity to provide visitors with a rich and personal infusion of both perspective and future vision from professionals who are perhaps most qualified to offer it: the world's astronauts and cosmonauts.

What is the Association of Space Explorers?

The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional and educational organization of over 325 individuals from 34 nations that have flown citizens in space. Founded in 1985, a substantial majority of the world's space travelers have joined ASE as a way to keep in touch with international developments in astronautics, to collectively promote cooperative and peaceful space exploration, to inspire educational excellence and to promote environmental awareness and responsibility.

Who does ASE represent?

Currently, ASE consists of active and retired astronauts and cosmonauts from Afghanistan, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam.

What kind of presentation can you expect?

ASE members are experienced public speakers who draw from their own background, including the experience of spaceflight, to address current spaceflight issues as well as the challenges that will face us all in the future. The result is always a stimulating, entertaining and educational dialogue between the astronaut and your audience. Presentations are tailored to your needs, and can include slides, spaceflight videos and/or hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

How do you arrange for an astronaut to visit your venue?

Please fill out the Event Information form. Please make requests a minimum of one month in advance of your event.

Please note: Due to the limited number of astronauts, and the large number of requests we receive, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to find someone to attend your event. At a minimum, you will be expected to provide for travel expenses; the ability to pay an honorarium significantly enhances the probability that we will be able to arrange for an astronaut speaker. Note that we do not arrange appearances for active astronauts; these requests should be directed to the Astronaut Appearances Office, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058.



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