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George M. Low Space Transportation Award Recipients

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

  • 2014

    Mr Gilles Debas
    Airbus Defence and Space
    Awarded
  • 2012

    NASA HQ
    Space Shuttle Team: Accepted by John Young, Robert Crippen, Astronauts J Shannon, NASA, Stephen Cash, NASA Marshall P Nickolenko, NASA Kennedy, Donald Noah NASA Johnson R Rigney, NASA Stennis
    Awarded-Team
  • 2010

    Michael C Gass
    United Launch Alliance
    Awarded
    Region V - Mid West
    Rocky Mountain
  • 2008

    Mr. Elon R Musk
    SpaceX
    Awarded
    Region VI - West
    Los Angeles
  • 2006

    Mr. Elbert L Rutan
    Scaled Composites
    Awarded
    Region VI - West
    Antelope Valley
  • 2004

    Mr John C Karas
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Awarded
    Region V - Mid West
    Rocky Mountain
  • 2002

    William J Escher
    SAIC
    Awarded
    Region II - South East
    Greater Huntsville
  • 2000

    James G Maser
    Sea Launch
    Awarded
    Region VI - West
    San Fernando Pacific
  • 1998

    Mr. Laurence A Price
    Lockheed Martin Astronautics
    Awarded
  • 1996

    Mr. Thomas D Burson
    McDonnell Douglas Aerospace
    Awarded
    Region VI - West
    Orange County
  • 1994

    David W Thompson
    Orbital Sciences Corporation
    Awarded
    Region I - North East
    National Capital
  • 1992

    Dr Alan M Lovelace
    Awarded
    Region II - South East
    Cape Canaveral
  • 1990

    HON Edward C Aldridge, Jr.
    Awarded
    Region I - North East
    National Capital
  • 1988

    Dr Eberhard F Rees
    Awarded