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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. For more information, please visit This award is generally presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
  • Full Name: X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Team
  • Entry: -
  • Category: Premier Award
  • AIAA Citation: For successfully combining the best of aircraft and spacecraft capabilities - creating a system that is durable, affordable, and capable of spending long durations in orbit, executing autonomous landing, and being reused for future missions.