Thursday, October 23, 2008

Phoenix Mars Lander garners another award

The UA's Phoenix Mars Mission has won the 2008 Wernher von Braun Astronautics Engineer Award. [right, credit, National Space Club]

The award was presented at the 20th annual von Braun Memorial Celebration held last night at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center's Davidson Center for Space Exploration in Huntsville, Ala.

The event honors the memory of von Braun, one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration from the 1930s to the 1970s. The Huntsville chapter of the National Space Club, which sponsors the ceremony, gives the Astronautics Engineer Award, established in 1991, to scientists and engineers who have made outstanding contributions to United States leadership in the field of rocketry and astronautics.

[this post is taken in large part from the UA press release]

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