Four students from UAH presented their research in the regular congress of the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Toronto, Canada, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. UAH is a full member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the parent organization that puts on the yearly space meeting. "This meeting is the single biggest international gathering of all the major players in the aerospace industry," says Dave Cook, coordinator of student research programs for UAH's Office of Academic Affairs. The IAC attracts professional researchers, top academicians, senior leaders in government and private industry, and the heads of the world's space agencies. Students even got to rub elbows at the conference with retired Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space.