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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Louis W. Hill Space Transportation Award

The award was established by the Louis W. Hill and maud Hill Family Foundation and presented annually to recognize significant contributions indicative of American enterprise and ingenuity in the art and science of space flight. The award was discontinued in 1976.
  • Full Name: Dr Richard H Battin
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For leadership in the hardware and software design of the Apollo spacecraft priimary control, guidance and navigation system which first demonstrated the feasibility of onboard space navigation during the historic flight of Apollo 8.