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 during the 2016 AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. For further informaiton, <a href= http://www.aiaa.org/FoundationAwardForExcellence/> http://www.aiaa.org/FoundationAwardForExcellence/;
- Full Name: Curiosity Mission, Mars Science Laboratory
- Category: Premier Award
- AIAA Citation: For significant accomplishment in space exploration, inspiring global fascination with space.