International Academy of Astronautics
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA ) is an international community of experts, which the va the promotion of the peaceful development of space has made the goal. It is a non-governmental organization that was founded on 16 August 1960 in Stockholm by Theodore von Kármán She works closely with the International Astronautical Federation and national and international space agencies. The IAA publishes monthly the journal Acta Astronautica. G. Madhavan Nair In August 2009, was elected president of the organization.