Profile: Henry Helvajian

Profile: Henry Helvajian, Senior Scientist, Micro/Nano Technology Department Research That Leads to Innovation For nearly 20 years, Henry Helvajian has been touting the virtues of using tiny components—or miniature satellites—to achieve big results in space. “I have always been curious. I’ve never done the same dance step twice, which means I am always looking for […]  More »


Headlines In Defense of the Planet Earth has been struck by asteroids numerous times in its history—sometimes with devastating effects. Is another major collision overdue? The International Academy of Astronautics held a conference in May 2011 to explore the potential of an asteroid collision and the prospects for avoiding such disasters. William Ailor, principal scientist […]  More »