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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence

Established in 1998, the AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence acknowledges outstanding achievements by individuals or groups in the aerospace community. Eligible nominees will offer a unique achievement or extraordinary lifetime contributions inspiring the global aerospace community. The next award will be presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. For further information, <a href= http://www.aiaa.org/FoundationAwardForExcellence/> http://www.aiaa.org/FoundationAwardForExcellence/
  • Full Name: X51A WaveRider Team
  • Category: Premier Award
  • AIAA Citation: “For the demonstration of the feasibility of sustained air breathing hypersonic flight by achieving a 300 second flight at Mach 5.”
  • Notes: Award to be accepted by Charles F. Brink, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories, Curtis Burger, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Joseph Vogel, The Boeing Company