Excellence in Aerospace
Recognizing Top Achievements in the ASCEND and AIAA Community pushing the space economy forward.
Recognizing Top Achievements in the ASCEND and AIAA Community
AIAA, the organization that powers ASCEND, is committed to ensuring that aerospace professionals are recognized and celebrated for their achievements, innovations, and discoveries that make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. From the major missions that reimagine how our nation utilizes air and space to the inventive new applications that enhance everyday living, aerospace professionals leverage their knowledge for the benefit of society. Join us in celebrating that pioneering spirit showcasing the very best in the aerospace industry.
CELEBRATE DURING 2022 ASCEND
Please join us to recognize the winners of the 2022 AIAA Space Systems Award on 24–26 October.
2022 von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics
Monday, 24 October, 1830–1915 hrs PT
Kathleen Howell, Purdue University
Lecture: “An Orbital Transportation Network to Support the Cislunar Space Enterprise”
2022 AIAA Space Systems Award
Tuesday, 25 October, 0800 hrs PT
Mars2020 Sampling and Caching System (SCS) Team
Accepting the award: Keith Rosette and Louise Jandura, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Citation: “For the design and flight operation of the scientific acquisition system that became the foundation of Mars Sample Return”
2022 William H. Pickering Lecture
Tuesday, 25 October, 1830–1915 hrs PT