Haley Space Flight Award
This award was established in 1954 and presented through 1966 as the Astronautics Award. It was renamed and presented through 1993 as the Haley Astronautics Award, honoring Andrew G. Haley, who has been described as the world’s first practitioner of space law and an expert on rocket propulsion. Today known as the Haley Space Flight Award, the biennial (even numbered years) award is presented for outstanding contributions by an astronaut or flight test personnel to the advancement of the art, science or technology of astronautics. The award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). The next award will be presented in 2016.
Nomination Deadline: 1 February
- Full Name: Robert L Crippen
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to the advancement of astronautics. With unparalleled performance, they piloted the first reusable spacecraft on its initial flight to earth orbit and return