The American Astronautical Society established these awards to recognize outstanding contributions in space flight and space exploration; space and Earth science, technology; commercial utilization of space technology; space flight safety; space flight mechanics and astrodynamics; public leadership in promoting the Nation's space programs and policies; international cooperation; and to recognize books that further public understanding of the impact of astronautics upon society.
The deadline for 2016 nominations is October 31. Go to the criteria and procedures page to nominate one of your colleagues for an AAS award.
The awards are listed in the order in which they were established by the Society. Click on each award to view descriptions and past recipients.
- Awards Overview
- Criteria and Procedures
- Space Flight Award
- Neil Armstrong Space Flight Achievement Award
- Dirk Brouwer Award
- John F. Kennedy Astronautics Award
- Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award
- Industrial Leadership Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Carl Sagan Memorial Award
- Advancement of International Cooperation Award
- Space Technology Award
- Earth Science and Applications Award
- Sally Ride Education Award
- Space Life Sciences Award
- Space Entrepreneurship Award
- Ordway Award for Sustained Excellence in Spaceflight History