The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) proudly congratulates its newly elected Class of 2021 Honorary Fellows and Fellows. The induction ceremony for the new Honorary Fellows and Fellows will take place later this year. “The Class of 2021 AIAA Honorary Fellows and Fellows are among the best minds in our profession. I commend each member of this year’s Class on their career accomplishments and dedication to furthering our industry,” said Basil Hassan, AIAA president. “This distinguished set of individuals has earned the respect and gratitude of the aerospace community for their creativity and valued contributions to better understanding our universe and mentoring future generations of aerospace professionals.” Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. In 1933, Orville Wright became the first AIAA Honorary Fellow. Today, AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows are the most respected names in the aerospace industry. AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Nominees are AIAA Associate Fellows. Since the inception of this honor, 1,980 distinguished persons have been elected as a Fellow. “AIAA takes great pride in honoring this Class of Honorary Fellows and Fellows. These professionals have distinguished themselves by their significant and lasting contributions to the aerospace community. Their passion, accomplishment and dedication to the industry are worthy of this recognition. They are the inspiration to aspire to even greater heights for the generations that follow,” added Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director.
25 Feb 2021
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)