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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Chanute Flight Test Award

This award honors Octave Chanute, pioneer aeronautical investigator. Originally the Octave Chanute Award from 1939 to 1976, the award was presented for an outstanding contribution made by a pilot or test personnel to the advancement of the art, science, and technology of aeronautics. The award was renamed in 1978 to the Chanute Flight Award, but discontinued in 2005. It has been reactivated as the Chanute Flight Test Award presented biennially (odd numbered years) to recognize significant lifetime achievements in the advancement of the art, science, and technology of flight test engineering. The award is scheduled to be presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Jack R Lousma
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to manned space flight and scientific research. For using the most sophisticated instruments ever flown in space, the Skylab 3 Crew performed scores of scientific experiments and observations that revealed a wealth of scientific data which will vastly expand man''s knowledge and enhance the quality of life on Earth