Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award
The Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award is presented to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of aeronautical or aerospace systems through research, development and application of the art and science of aerodynamic decelerator technology. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference (co-located with the PIA Symposium).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Mr. John W Kiker
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For outstanding work in the development of parachutes and recovery systems of all types, and in particular for work on airplane and spacecraft parachute systems for the safe recovery of American airmen and astronauts