AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence
The AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence was established in 1998 and recognizes excellence within the aerospace community exemplifyng the inspirational qualities that inspire the global community. Individuals, teams, programs, or organizations -- whose current noteworthy accomplishment, unique accomplishments for the duration of a program, or extraordinary lifetime contributions represent "excellence within the aerospace community" and generate "inspiration for the global community" -- are eligible nominees. The next award will be presented in 2015.
- Full Name: National Reconnaissance Office
- AIAA Citation: For almost four decades of leadership of government and industry partners in the achievement of unsurpassed technological progress and in the development, launch, and operations of critical space systems in support of our national security.