International Cooperation Award Open for Nominations 1 July 2020 1 October 2020

Approved by the Board of Directors in 1988, the International Cooperation Award is presented to recognize an individual/s who have made significant contributions to the initiation, organization, implementation and /or management of activities with significant United States involvement that includes extensive international cooperative activities in space, aeronautics, or both. A successful candidate for this award must have demonstrated a personal and long-term commitment to the encouragement of international cooperation among individuals and/or organizations within the world-wide aerospace community. This commitment to cooperation should be demonstrated by more than a professional assignment. It should involve unique and innovative leadership of such cooperation, and/or voluntary contributions to internally cooperative effects or even personal writings or speeches advocating this cause. Supporting letters from appropriate individuals from countries other than that of the nominee are strongly encouraged. Nominations are encouraged from both the aeronautics and astronautics communities. This annual award is generally presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. Nomination Deadline: 1 October

Award Recipients

2020

  • Prof Joachim Szodruch
    DLR - German Aerospace Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: 2020 International Cooperation Award
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to international aeronautics research cooperation through establishment and leadership of the International Forum for Aviation Research.
  • Dr Jaiwon Shin
    NASA HQ
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: 2020 International Cooperation Award
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to international aeronautics research cooperation through establishment and leadership of the International Forum for Aviation Research.

2017

  • Mrs Melissa B Rivers
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For vision, leadership, and implementation of the NASA Common Research Model advancing United States and international research collaboration on industry relevant challenges in open forums.
  • Dr John C Vassberg
    The Boeing Company
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For vision, leadership, and implementation of the NASA Common Research Model advancing United States and international research collaboration on industry relevant challenges in open forums.
  • Dr Richard A Wahls
    NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For vision, leadership, and implementation of the NASA Common Research Model advancing United States and international research collaboration on industry relevant challenges in open forums.

2016

  • Dr Simonetta Di Pippo
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and sustained contribution to promoting international space projects and leadership in forging and implementing international intergovernmental space cooperation agreements.

2015

  • Prof Russell M Cummings
    US Air Force Academy
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: “For outstanding leadership of an international team focused on the improvement of predictive capability for the stability and control of air and sea vehicles.”
  • Dr Andreas Schuette
    DLR - German Aerospace Center
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership of an international team focused on the improvement of predictive capability for the stability and control of air and sea vehicles.

2014

  • Prof John E LaGraff
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: “For stimulating multi-generational U.S. – European collaboration and coordination through AIAA's creation and sponsorship of the PEGASUS student paper competition and its participation in the annual Student Paper Contest.”

2013

  • Dr Scott Pace
    Space Policy Institute
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding and sustained analysis and assessments to civil, commercial, and national space security policy, and space projects and programs entailing international space cooperation and competition.

2012

  • Dr Jean-Michel Contant
    Awarded
    Award: 1
    AIAA Citation: For unique contributions to the cause of international cooperation with visionary and pioneering efforts within the world-wide aerospace community

2010

  • Ken Hodgkins
    US Department of State
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of preeminent accomplishments in promoting international cooperation in civil space activities that have significantly contributed to U.S. foreign policy and global economic objectives.

2009

  • Prof Dietrich J Hummel
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership of an international team focused on the improved understanding of vortical flow phenomena and its predictability on fighter aircraft and delta wings.
  • Dr John E Lamar
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership of an international team focused on the improved understanding of vortical flow phenomena and its predictability on fighter aircraft and delta wings.

2008

  • Dr Peter M Bainum
    Retired f/Howard University
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For a lifetime commitment to enabling international involvement of students and faculty.

2007

  • Graham J Gibbs
    Canadian Space Agency
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of more than 40 years of promoting international aerospace cooperation through industrial international contributions in avionics systems, leadership in forging international intergovernmental space cooperation agreements, and extensive professional society ac

2006

  • William H Gerstenmaier
    NASA
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of unparalleled accomplishments as Manager of the International Space Station Program, providing leadership to the 16-nation, 5-agency partnership pursuing this unprecedented and highly complex technical endeavor.

2004

  • Mrs. Margaret G Finarelli
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of outstanding performance over more than two decades in the promotion of international cooperation in NASA programs, the GLOBE Program, and International Space University activities.

2003

  • Dr D Brent Smith
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For untiring devotion to advancing Earth observation satellites, data, and information through international cooperation among space agencies, intergovernmental organizations, remote sensing industry and user communities

2002

  • Richard L Kline
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For significant contributions in international programs with U.S. and European/Russian organizations, and for sustained contributions to international understanding as an International Astronautical Federation Leader.

2001

  • Dr George T Schmidt
    The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For sustained, original contributions in developing cooperative technical exchanges and educational activities in guidance, navigation & control between the U.S. and other nations.

2000

  • Ms. Mireille M Gerard
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For singularly distinctive contribution in developing and executing AIAA's international activities and advancing the spirit of cooperation throughout the world.
  • Mr Richard H Petersen
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions to international aeronautical cooperation as NASA Associate Administrator and Director of its Langley Research Center and as President of the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences

1999

  • Ian W Pryke
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For indefatigable efforts in promoting international cooperation between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency, particularly in the Space Station Freedom and International Space Station programs, and for outstanding leadership in furthering the international exchange of space information.

1998

  • Lynn F H Cline
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in fostering and facilitating international cooperation in space, particularly the International Space Station Program.

1997

  • Dr John H McElroy
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For creative leadership in the planning, negotiation and execution of international participation in major U.S. space applications programs

1996

  • Mr. Arnold D Aldrich
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For significant and continuing contributions to the cooperative relationship between Russia and the United States, both during the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project and the International Space Station programs.

1995

  • James J Harford
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For more than four decades of continuous contributions to and achievements in international cooperation in aeronautics and astronautics.

1994

  • Dr Burton I Edelson
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of more than three decades of continuous contributions and achievements in the field of international cooperation in space and astronautics.

1993

  • Dr Arnauld E Nicogossian
    NASA Headquarters
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding contributions and exceptional leadership in fostering broad international cooperation in pursuit of space and life sciences research and medical operations.
  • Mr. Brian H Rowe
    GE Aircraft Engines
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For solid engineering and program leadership in the development, certification and service introduction of the CFM56 jet engine, setting an exemplary tone for international aeronautical cooperation

1992

  • Richard J Barnes
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: In recognition of more than 30 years of dedicated participation in the field of international space cooperation and for many contributions in bringing about valuable joint multinational programs to advance space science, applications, and operations worldwide
  • Dr Irving C Statler
    NASA Ames Research Center
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For two decades of sustained, notable contributions to the initiation and management of highly-productive collaborative, multi-national aeronautics research programs and scientific exchanges involving the United Sates, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, and the NATO/AGARD community.

1991

  • Dr Herbert Friedman
    Naval Research Lab
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: From the International Geophysical Year to the International Space Year--for 35 years of leadership in international cooperation in space science.

1989

  • Mr. Gareth C Chang
    GM Hughes Electronics
    Awarded
    Award: 1989 International Cooperation Award