George M. Low Space Transportation Award
Established in 1988, the George M. Low Space Transportation Award honors the achievements in space transportation by Dr. George M. Low, who played a leading role in planning and executing all of the Apollo missions, and originated the plans for the first manned lunar orbital flight, Apollo 8. The award is presented for a timely outstanding contribution to the field of space transportation. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Space Conference and Exhibition.
Nomination Deadline: 1 February
- Full Name: David W Thompson
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in commercialization of space transportation with the successful development and launch of three new space transportation systems in the early 1990’s: Air Launched Pegasus, first flight April 5, 1990; Transfer Orbit Stage, first flight September 25, 19