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George M. Low Space Transportation Award

Established in 1988, the George M. Low Space Transportation Award honors the achievements in space transportation by Dr. George M. Low, who played a leading role in planning and executing all of the Apollo missions, and originated the plans for the first manned lunar orbital flight, Apollo 8. The award is presented for a timely outstanding contribution to the field of space transportation. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Space Conference and Exhibition. Nomination Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Thomas D Burson
  • AIAA Citation: For the achievement of making the Delta the most reliable US Launch Vehicle, as demonstrated by a record 49 consecutive launches without failure and 216 out of 229 since 1960