Frederick Johnsen, former U.S. Air Force historian and director of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Edwards Air Force Base, California, and a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, will receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) History Manuscript Award. Johnsen is being honored for his manuscript, Sweeping Forward.
AIAA will present Johnsen’s award, and others honoring achievements in aerospace design/structures or literary excellence, at a noon awards luncheon on Jan. 8, as part of the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech 2015), Jan. 5–9 at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida.
Other awardees are:
- Satya N. Atluri, professor, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and director, Center for Aerospace Research and Education, University of California-Irvine, California, who will receive the AIAA Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize. Atluri is being honored for his “lasting contributions to airframe structural integrity and durability analysis using novel computational methods (MLPG meshless methods) and micromechanics of materials genome.”
- Antony Jameson, Thomas V. Jones Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, who will receive the AIAA Pendray Aerospace Literature Award. Jameson is being honored for his “seminal and high-impact research papers in the field of computational fluid dynamics and aerodynamics optimization.”
- Margaret A. Weitekamp, curator, Space History Department, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., who will receive the AIAA Children’s Literature Award. Weitekamp is being honored for her book, Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery.