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Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award

Approved by the Board of Directors in 1993, the Otto C. Winzen Lifetime Achievement Award is presented for outstanding contributions and achievements in the advancement of free flight balloon systems or related technologies. It is presented in memory of Otto C. Winzen, a pioneer of modern day ballooning. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) at either the AIAA Balloons Conference (co-located with the PIA Symposium when in the U.S.) or at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION) when the PIA Symposium is outside of the U.S. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Loren G Seely
  • AIAA Citation: For the development of SSA-10 tape, SSA-20 tape, and Stratofilm 372, all of which have been essential in increasing the reliability of scientific balloons.