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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Space Systems Award

Up to 1976 known as the Spacecraft Design Award, the Space Systems Award is now presented to recognize outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design, and implementation of space systems. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE). Nomination Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Mr. Walter O Lowrie
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For eminent program and technical leadership in successfully designing, developing, and landing two sophisticated Viking spacecraft on the planed Mars. This outstanding achievement in spacecraft systems analysis, design and implementation yielded the most complex spacecraft ever developed in the free world