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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerospace Contribution to Society Award

The Aerospace Contribution to Society Award, established in 1977, was presented to recognize a notable contribution to society through the application of aerospace technology to societal needs. This award was discontinued in 2005.
  • Full Name: William L Smith
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership in applying aerospace technology to the preservation of of firefighters'' health and safety in hazardous operations, through the development of advanced portable breathing systems