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Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award

In 1940, the Robert M. Losey Award was established in memory of Captain Robert M. Losey, a meteorological officer who was killed while serving as an observer for the U.S. Army, the first officer in the service of the United States to die in World War II. In 1975 the name was changed to the Losey Atmospheric Sciences Award. It is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric sciences as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Robert Knollenberg
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For the research, development, and field use of advanced particle probes for the insitu characterization of airborne particles important to reentry erosion and to many factors in aircraft flight environments