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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA to Recognize Achievements During AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
    Awards Honor Accomplishments in Space Operations, Aerospace History Literature,
    Space Systems, and Space Program Management

    August 17, 2015– Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present four awards recognizing key contributions to space science, historical literature and technology on September 2, at a noon awards luncheon held as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition 2015, August 31–September 2, at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California.

    The honorees are:



    • The Wind Operations Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, will receive the AIAA Space Operations & Support Award. The award honors the team’s “exceptional ingenuity and personal sacrifice in the recovery of NASA’s Wind spacecraft.” Jacqueline Snell, engineering manager, Wind, Geotail and ACE Missions, will accept the award on behalf of the team.


    • Dennis R. Jenkins, aerospace historian, Cape Canaveral, Florida, will receive the Gardner Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award. The award recognizes Jenkins for his book, “Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits – Wiley Post to Space Shuttle.”


    • The Herschel and Planck Project Team, European Space Agency, European Space Research and Technology Centre, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, will receive the AIAA Space Systems Award. The award honors the team’s “outstanding scientific achievements recognized by the worldwide scientific community and the outstanding technical performances of the two satellites.” Thomas Passvogel, project manager, will accept the award on behalf of the team.


    • Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan, U.S. Air Force (retired), and senior vice president and general manager, Space Group, Vencore, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, will receive the AIAA von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management. The award recognizes Sheridan’s “exceptional performance in management of military and evolutionary space programs and excellent leadership in achieving national security space superiority.” Award will be presented at a later date by the AIAA National Capital Section.


    Certificates of merit for best papers will also be presented during the luncheon.

    For more information about the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.orgor at 703.264.7538.

    For more information about the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition 2015, please contact Duane Hyland at duaneh@aaia.org or 703.264.7558.

     

     

     

    About AIAA
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