National Defense Industrial Association - Georgia

The National Defense Industrial Association is the trusted leader in defense and national security associations. The Georgia Chapter of the NDIA will support the programs and activities of the national association by:

  • Providing a legal and and ethical forum for the interchange of ideas between the government and industry offering a means for liaison with and for local government agencies and personnel.

  • Promoting communication between industry, government, academic, and research facilities.

  • Pursuing an active program in support of association membership, recruitment, retention, and providing a value-added service to members.

  • Encouraging and facilitating the exchange of information between industry and government with particular reference to national security and defense preparedness. Our primary areas of interest are the business and technical aspects of the government-industry relationship, encompassing government policies and practices in the entire acquisition process, including research and development, procurement, logistics support, and many technical areas.


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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Atlanta

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its primary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members, over 50 corporate members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach. AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences.

The mission of AIAA is to serve the profession and to benefit the Institute’s individual members and member institutions. The Institute addresses the needs of scientists, engineers, and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, and operate air and space vehicles, their associated systems and subsystems, as well as the educators who train the professionals, researchers who continuously renew the technology, managers who lead their efforts, and innovators who bring forth new concepts.

Milton Astronomy Club

The Milton Astronomy Club and AstroKids Astronomy Club are the Milton area's go-to place for learning all about our amazing universe! Meetings are held monthly at the Milton Library and are usually from 6-7pm, followed by some stargazing with the telescope on clear nights.

Symposium on Space Innovations

The Georgia Institute of Technology is partnering with industry to host the second annual Symposium on Space Innovations on November 13 & 14, highlighting recent innovations in space science and technologies. Activities across both days will feature a combination of invited and contributed technical presentations, panel discussions, and keynote speakers from across the space industry. Additionally, there will be a special software demonstration session, exhibit hall, conference reception, happy hour, and student poster session competition.


Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. SEDS helps students develop their technical and leadership skills by providing opportunities to manage and participate in national projects as well as to attend conferences, publish their work, and develop their professional network, in order to help students become more effective in their present and future careers in industry, academia, government, and education.

Space & Satellite Professionals International Southeast Chapter

SSPI offers a way for satellite professionals to keep in touch with each other and with technology change in an industry that rapidly spread across the globe. Today, with over 3,000 members in more than 40 nations, our core mission has expanded. SSPI aims to promote space and satellite as the invisible but indispensable infrastructure of the modern world and to make the industry one of the world’s best at attracting and nurturing the talent that powers innovation.

SSPI-SE is centered in Atlanta, Georgia and serves the southeastern region of the United States. One of America's fastest-growing cities, Atlanta is a hub for the cable TV industry and home to a large number of channels, and satcom product and service providers.