The 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge

The Team America Rocketry Challenge is hosted anually by AIA and poses a different challenge every year. In 2014 the scoring criteria make this contest the most difficult one of the competition’s 12-year history. Check out the infographic that explains this year’s competition and flight of the rocket!

Leaders in Space

Over the past 50 years, space systems and technologies have increasingly become a critical part of our nation’s economic, scientific and national security capabilities. Without space systems, U.S. military forces have reduced operational effectiveness, policymakers cannot make informed decisions about the nation’s security and economy and civil financial and communications capabilities are degraded or disrupted. Our space capabilities are a source of national pride and investment in the science and R&D needed to maintain U.S. global competitiveness.

Unmanned Aircraft - Unmatched Potential

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) enable people to operate in all theaters of human environments – in the air, on land and at sea – where it is simply too dangerous for people. Popularly reffered to as a "drone", UAS are defined as an aircraft and its associated elements operated with no human operator on board, and capable of flight by means of remote control or autonomous programming. While most systems have a remote human operator behind the controls, only the most advanced UAS can operate with some autonomy but administrators still serve as a “human-on-the-loop” always ready to intervene. As UAS is a growing aerospace market, with unmateched potential for benefitting humankind, this infographic gives you in depth details about these systems, theri uses and thier potential.

National Aerospace Standards

National Aerospace Standard (NAS) series is known for many things including thier work developing state-of-the-art, high strength, precision fasteners that help ensure a product holds its integrity even under the most demanding situations. This infographic helps showcase some of the key accomlishments,capeabilities and usage of the NAS series.

Space in our World

The benefits we reap as a society from space exploration are so numerous you may not even know you are impacted by them. This ‎infographic‬ was adapted from AIA's Space in our World report to help showcase many of those impacts to teach people about the multifaceted ways space affects our world. Get the full report here.