Annual Reports of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts

The Association of Autonomous Astronauts was a global network of community-based space programs dedicated to building their own spaceships that existed from 1995 to 2000. Although the AAA formally disbanded five years to the date after its founding, the AAA never really ended. Instead, the AAA entered a period of ‘dreamtime,’ a dormant state of non-activity to allow its ideas to percolate and improve. ASAN is entirely indebted to the ideas and actions of the AAA, which laid the groundwork for our activities today.

A member of the AAA has graciously provided ASAN with the full collection of the group’s annual reports, which were released as zines throughout the late 1990s and distributed to infoshops around the globe. All of these materials are available as PDF downloads below—use and disseminate.

HERE COMES EVERYBODY!:
The first annual report of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
(1996)

Ever wondered what sex would be like in outer space? Or why NASA astronauts on the Space Shuttle must work a seven day week and never get time to play? Here to go is the First Annual Report from the Association of Autonomous Astronauts and it’s guaranteed to bring Dreamtime upon you. AAA groups around the world present details of their plans to leave this planet by any means necessary. Read their reports and join in with this escape from gravity, an incredible evolutionary process set in motion by the Association of Autonomous Astronauts which will achieve space travel for everyone and a million minds dancing through the stars.


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Here Comes Everybody! The First Annual Report of the AAAMoving in Several Directions at Once: The Third Annual Report of the AAA

Published April 23, 1996 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Five Year Plan for building a world-wide network of local, community-based groups dedicated to building their own space ships.

 

DREAMTIME IS UPON US!:
The second annual report of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
(1997)

Another year over in the Association of Autonomous Astronauts’ Five Year Plan for building a world-wide network of local, community-based groups dedicated to building their own spaceships. This Second Annual Report details the hectic activities of Autonomous Astronauts throughout the universe: including three-sided football matches on the moon, constructing bondage equipment for sex in zero gravity, all-night party training for raves in space, information warfare against government space agencies, and carefully staged media invasions designed to open up new possibilities for space exploration and new concepts of space. Now the AAA move into their next phase, the Dreamtime, a collective process in which anyone can overcome millennium sickness by daring to imagine what life will be like when we form autonomous communities in outer space.

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Dreamtime is Upon Us: The Second Annual Report of the AAA

 

MOVING IN SEVERAL DIRECTIONS AT ONCE!:
The third annual report of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
(1998)

A spectre is haunting the planet, the spectre of independent, community-based space travel. Autonomous Astronauts continue to move in several directions at once in the process of building their own spaceships. The Third Annual Report contains documents from the Association of Autonomous Astronauts’ world-wide network of independent, community-based groups and also includes information about the AAA’s intergalactic conferences that have explored the possibilities that open up to us when we form autonomous communities in outer space. Read this publication from the most exciting space exploration program active in the world today, and discover the AAA’s well-planned psychic assaults, acts of semiotic terrorism, and skillful media invasions.

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Moving in Several Directions at Once: The Third Annual Report of the AAA

 

SPACE TRAVEL BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!:
The fourth annual report of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
(1999)

As they enter the final year of their five year plan for establishing a world-wide network of groups dedicated to building their own space ships, the Association of Autonomous Astronauts continue to demand space travel by any means necessary. In Pittsburgh, Autonomous Astronauts have been experimenting with the propaganda potential of light aircraft. In New Zealand, contact has been made with dissident physicists. AAA groups throughout Europe are infiltrating the media and organizing training days, conferences and parties. The Fourth Annual Report from the AAA details these activities and includes a number of essential texts from across the globe. The Association of Autonomous Astronauts continues to move in several directions at once. Read this publication and find out how the AAA is making community-based space travel a reality.

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Space By Any Means Necessary: The Fourth Annual Report of the AAA

 


SEE YOU IN SPACE!
The fifth annual report of the Association of Autonomous Astronauts
(2000)

With the climax to their five year plan for establishing a world-wide network of groups dedicated to building their own spaceships, the Association of Autonomous Astronauts presents their last report. Autonomous Astronauts reveal details of various AAA memetic time bombs that are ready to detonate with the Next Generation of space explorers who open up the possibilities for autonomous communities in space. This final and Fifth Annual Report includes a number of essential texts from around the world that demonstrate how the AAA has made community-based space exploration a reality.

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SPACE 1999:

Ten Days that Shook the Universe
(2000)

Space 1999 was a ten day festival of independent and community based space exploration that took place in June 1999. This pamphlet collects together reports, images, thoughts and analysis from the autonomous astronauts who attended these momentous events. Read this and find out why it is that the AAA has been described as the most important (r)evolution group active in the universe today.

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