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History Manuscript Award

The History Manuscript Award is presented for the best historical manuscript dealing with the science, technology, and/or impact of aeronautics and astronautics on society. The purpose of the award is to provide professional recognition to an author who makes a major and original contribution to the history of aeronautics or astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum, but may be presented at the Forum which matches the focus of the selected manuscript. Nomination Deadline: 1 July
  • Full Name: William M Leary, Jr.
  • Category: Publication Award
  • AIAA Citation: "The Dragon’s Wings: The China National Aviation Corporation and the Development of Commercial Aviation in China"