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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=>
  • Full Name: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • AIAA Citation: To recognize 50 years of historic space exploration which began with the first Earth-orbiting U.S. satellite - Explorer 1 - and continues today throughout the solar system, and beyond.