|Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951|
|Organizer||Intergalactic Aerospace Expo|
|Location||Tobin Expo Center, New Babbage, microTech|
|Date start||November 19, 2951|
|Date end||December 1, 2951|
|Concept sales||Odyssey, RAFT, Spartan|
|Commemorative items||Jackets, paints, shirts (see Commemorative items)|
|Free rentals||Yes (48 hours)|
The Intergalactic Aerospace Expo 2951 is a 12-day ship exposition event held at Tobin Expo Center in New Babbage. The expo is an annual event that brings ships of all different manufacturers together to be displayed at several expo halls. Like each year, the event is coupled with a free-fly event, allowing players without a Game Package to play the game for free, and also rent the ships on display in the expo for free.
The event succeeds the annual Ship Showdown. During the showdown, backers were able to vote on their favorite ship in each round during the month of September. The winning ships of this year were the MPUV-1C, followed by the C2 Hercules, 600i Explorer, Mercury Star Runner. These ships will be highlighted at the expo during the 10th day.
Stock limited ship sale
During the event there will traditionally be sales on the Pledge Store of almost every ship that exists, apart from a few exclusive ones. Specific stock limited ships (usually large or capital size ships) are for sale during specific timeframes covering all the time zones. The waves are setup in this manner: 
- Wave 1: 1600 UTC
- Wave 2: 0000 UTC
- Wave 3: 0800 UTC
- IAE Day 2 - November 20th: Constellation Phoenix
- IAE Day 3 - November 21st: Aegis Idris-P, Aegis Javelin
- IAE Day 6 - November 24th: Origin 890 Jump
- IAE Day 7 - November 25th: Consolidated Outland Pioneer
- IAE Day 8 - November 26th: Drake Kraken, Drake Kraken Privateer
- IAE Day 9 - November 27th: MISC Hull E
Those who have one (or more) of the ships that made it to the Ship Showdown semi-finals will get a free limited-edition ship livery and leather jacket. Also, all backers will receive an Argo themed backpack.
|Cataby Backpack MPUV-1C Edition||Attributed to all backer accounts|
|MPUV-1C Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P|
|600i Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring|
|Hercules Starlifter Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter|
|Mercury Star Runner Flight Jacket||Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner|
|IAE 2951 T-Shirt Blue||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 T-Shirt White||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 Hat Blue||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|IAE 2951 Hat White||For sale at the in-game event lobby||820 aUEC|
|MPUV-1C BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of a MPUV-1C or MPUV-1P|
|600i BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of a 600i Explorer or 600i Touring|
|Hercules Starlifter BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of the C2 Hercules Starlifter|
|Mercury Star Runner BIS Paint||Attributed to owners of the Mercury Star Runner|
There will also be special Badges handed out, for use on your Spectrum profile. These are obtained by logging in to the game at each specific day of the event. See Showcase schedule. Badges are attributed to accounts at the end of the event.
Starting on November 19, each day a different ship manufacturer will take over one of the expo halls for 48 hours. Switches occur at 1600 UTC daily. Each manufacturer will display their ships at the expo halls at the New Babbage Tobin Expo Center on the planet microTech for overlapping 48-hour blocks.
In the 2951 edition of Whitley's Guide, CIG offers not only a look at the show segments themselves, but also takes a glimpse behind the scenes at Jax McCleary's relationship with Jimmy as they struggle with the show's ratings decline.