International Astronautical Federation
The International Astronautical Federation is an international space advocacy organisation based in Paris, and founded in 1951 as a non-governmental organization. It has 270 members from 64 countries across the world. They are drawn from space agencies, industry, professional associations, government organizations and learned societies. It is linked with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) with whom the IAF organises the annual International Astronautical Congress(IAC).