Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 Air & Space Highlights: National Aerospace Awards

AFA's Air & SpaceConference and Technology Expo is a setting for expert dialogue on aerospace issues, development and challenges, but also a great venue to award and acknowledge the distinguished accomplishments of individuals, organizations and corporations who have had direct impacts on the aerospace community.

During our 2011 Air and Space Conference, we will present more than 50 national aerospace awards for outstanding contributions, which will include: 

Chairman’s Award for Aerospace Education Achievement, presented to those who have exhibited distinguished accomplishment in Aerospace Education.

Best Space Operations Crew Award, presented to the best overall space operations crew in the United States Air Force.

Theodore von Karman Award, presented to the most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering. This award was named after the distinguished aerospace engineer who was active in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is responsible for many key advances in aerodynamics, notably his work on supersonic and hypersonic airflow characterization.

John R. Alison Award, presented to the most outstanding contribution by industrial leadership to national defense. This award was named after the highly-decorated American combat ace of World War II and veteran of the Korean War, Maj Gen Alison. Alison, also known as the father of Air Force special operations, died earlier this year, at the age of 98. Though this award dates back to 1992, this year will be even more momentous as we pay tribute to his legacy.

• And of course, our prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards, which recognize not a single achievement, but a lifetime of work in the advancement of aerospace.

Click here to see the 2011 National Aerospace Award winners! 

Don't forget to revisit the blog regularly as we continue to highlight the many different features of AFA's Air & Space Conference and Technology Expo!

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