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: Mr. Elbert L Rutan
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For development and successful flight demonstration of the first civilian spaceship, for sparking global interest in space tourism, and for enabling commercial passenger suborbital spaceflight.