American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section

Shaping the future of Aerospace

Coronavirus & AIAA LA LV Section Events:

All remaining AIAA national events will go virtual / online. The Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section is currently doing only online events. ( Please follow us online or on social media like twitter @aiaa_lalv Linkedin aiaa-lalv Facebook and instagram.
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AIAA ASCEND Launch Video (for 16-18 November, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada)

Our purpose is to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life. Our promise is to be your vital lifelong link to the aerospace community and a champion for its achievements.

One Remarkable Fact Says It All: Since 1963, members from a single professional society have achieved virtually every milestone in modern American flight. That society is the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA is the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Created in 1963 by the merger of the two great aerospace societies of the day, the American Rocket Society (founded in 1930 as the American Interplanetary Society), and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (established in 1933 as the Institute of the Aeronautical Sciences), AIAA carries forth a proud tradition of more than 80 years of aerospace leadership.

The Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section is a community of 6000+ Aerospace Professionals, providing services to the communities from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, including San Bernardino and Riverside. Southern California and Las Vegas area has lots of aerospace organizations add activities, and is the center of American aerospace.

LA LV Center of Aerospace
Caltech CTME

2019-2020 Programs

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Award-winning Program

Sci-Fi vs Sci-Tech (A Neil’s Day Event)
Apollo XI (49th) and Vikings (42nd) Anniversaries
July 14, 2018
“The 3rd Place Best Event of the Year among largest AIAA Professional Sections”…/aiaa-announces-section-awards-winners” Very Large: Los Angeles-Las Vegas, Robert Friend, section chair. Sci-Tech vs Sci-Fi. This event was held at the #Redondo Beach Public Library in commemoration of the #Apollo11 (49th) and #Viking (42nd) anniversaries and featured a Q&A panel with retired engineers that had worked on Apollo and Viking during their careers as the introductory portion of the program, whose purpose was really stage-setting — discussing the accomplishments of the past in preparation for the main session, which was a give-and-take between panelists from current academic, engineering, and #scientific careers (Sci-Tech) “debating” with an opposing group of panelists with a science fiction (Sci-Fi) background (authors, movie industry, and artists). The session was moderated by University of Southern California Professor #MadhuThangavelu. The primary purpose of the event was outreach and networking to connect with the local community and demonstrate the connections between what we used to think was “science fiction” and is now science fact, and that much of engineering takes imagination that is not that different from that used to #visualize what “could be”if technology only enabled it.”

2018-2019 Programs

2017-2018 Programs

2016-2017 Programs


If we don’t take the challenge, who will?

It’s a great time for aviation and space exploration, with great challenges and opportunities. AIAA & the LA-LV Section will be with you and together we will cherish the heritage, move forward, and enjoy / create the bright future for the mankind.

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P.O. Box 1285

El Segundo, CA 90245