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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management

Approved by the Board of Directors in 1987, the von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management gives national recognition to an individual(s) for outstanding contributions in the management of a significant space or space-related program or project. The award honors Dr. Wernher von Braun, who was one of the world's first and foremost rocket engineers and a leading authority on space travel. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Mr. Arthur F Obenschain
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For assuming management of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Program on the verge of cancellation and within 30 months making it one of NASA’s model programs