Own a piece of Collier Trophy history

The National Aeronautic Association has released the first in its new series of commemorative medallions recognizing winners of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy. The first medallion, issued during NAA’s Centennial in 2005, commemorates “SpaceShipOne,” the first privately-funded space project.

The medallions cost $21.95. Shipping is free, but supplies are limited. For more information: NAA.aero/html/Merchandise.

Meanwhile, the organization still has nominations open for two of its awards.

The Katherine & Marjorie Stinson Award for Achievement recognizes a living woman for an outstanding and enduring contribution, a meritorious flight, or a singular technical development in the field of aviation, aeronautics, space or related sciences. Nominations close July 31.

NAA presents the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy to “a living individual for significant public service of enduring value, as a civilian, to aviation in the United States.” The words “public service” include either a full time employee of government or an unpaid volunteer serving on a government commission or agency, or service which made a major contribution of enduring value to the public. Nominations close on Aug. 31.

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