Recognition events for the 2017 AIAA SPACE Forum will be available soon. Details about the recognition events that happened at the 2016 AIAA SPACE Forum are below.
von Kármán Lecture
Tuesday, 12 September, 1830 – 1930 hrs
Honoring Theodore von Kármán, world famous authority on aerospace sciences, the von Kàrmàn Lectureship in Astronautics recognizes an individual who has performed notably and distinguished himself technically in the field of astronautics. The lecture is open to all attendees and the general public.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station: Unlocking the Secrets of the Cosmos
Samuel C. C. Ting
Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William H. Pickering Lecture
Wednesday, 13 September, 1830-1930 hrs
The William H. Pickering Lecture is named for the former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Director to honor his initiation and leadership of America’s unmanned scientific space program, from Explorer I in 1958 through the development of the Viking orbiters and Voyager outer planet and interstellar missions. The lecture is open to all attendees and the general public.
Recognition Luncheon—Celebrating Achievements in Space and Astronautics
Thursday, 14 September, 1230–1400 hrs
A ticket for the luncheon is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased on site, as space is available.
George M. Low Space Transportation Award
Haley Space Flight Award
Space Automation & Robotics Award
Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) Team
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
In recognition of the Robotic Refueling Mission Team for their work in advancing the state of robotic servicing technology enabling the routine serving of satellites.
Space Operations and Support Award
ISS Loop A Response Team
Anthony Verha, Todd Quasny, ISS Flight Controller
NASA Johnson Space Center
For leadership and innovation in working the External Thermal Control System Loop A Flow Control Valve failure on the International Space Station.
Space Systems Award
Von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management
Certificates of Merit:
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Best Paper
AIAA Space Architecture Best Paper
AAS/AIAA Space Mechanics Best Paper
Student Paper Competition: Space Systems