James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award
The James A. Van Allen Space Environments Award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions to space and planetary environment knowledge and interactions as applied to the advancement of aeronautics and astronautics. The award honors Prof. James A. Van Allen, an outstanding internationally recognized scientist, who is credited with the early discovery of the Earth’s “Van Allen Radiation Belts.”
This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). The next award will be presented in 2018.
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Dr Daniel N. Baker
- AIAA Citation: For excellence and leadership in space research, particularly in the study of the magnetosphere and its consequences for radiation effects on earth orbiting satellites.