AIAA Deepens Cooperation With Chinese Space Scientists

AIAA PR — October 31, 2011 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA). The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 25, at the headquarters of the CSAA in Beijing, China.

AIAA Executive Director Robert S. Dickman stated: “The signing of this memorandum with the CSAA enhances the ability of our organizations to create meaningful scientific exchanges in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. Such exchanges will help lay the critical groundwork for cooperation as both the U.S. and China work to find solutions to some of the greatest problems facing the aerospace community.”

The agreement was signed by AIAA Vice President-Elect, International, Dr. Susan Ying, and CSAA Secretary General, Professor Wu Song. In their remarks, both Dr. Ying and Professor Song heralded the historic nature of the signing, and expressed confidence that the memorandum would “strengthen the contact and friendships between both societies,” while creating many opportunities for technical and scientific exchanges between Chinese and American engineers and scientists working in the aerospace field.

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