The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce the 2020 IAF Young Space Leaders who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating exceptional leadership in their academics or early careers. Through various activities and programmes the IAF commits to include and inspire young minds who are active in the space field and acknowledge their contributions and achievements because the future of the space industry strongly depends on a motivated next generation to continue the progress and drive further developments in designing new space technologies, exploring new ideas and building worldwide connections.
- Hiroki Akagi, Deputy Director of JAXA Houston Office, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Chiara Cocchiara, System Operations Engineer working as Staff member at EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites
- Emmanuelle David, Executive Manager of the EPFL Space Center
- Luis Ferreira, Strategist at Airbus Space and Defence
- Arnau Pons, Chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the United Nations Program on Space Applications
- Bruno Sarli, Aerospace Engineer, contractor at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center