Ground Testing Award
Established in 1975, the Ground Testing Award is presented for outstanding achievement in the development or effective utilization of technology, procedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for flight simulation, space simulation, propulsion testing, aerodynamic testing, or other ground testing associated with aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is presented annually at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Robert E Smith, Sr
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For his technical and managerial leadership in developing and implementing innovative new techniques and systems for ground test and evaluation of air breathing and rocket aerospace propulsion systems