Each year, the IAF confers a number of awards to individuals and groups, who have distinguished
themselves in space cooperation and space activities at global level.
This year, the 67 th International Astronautical Congress to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico from 26 – 30 September 2016 will welcome the 2016 IAF awards recipients on Friday 30 September during the
Among them will be recognized the IAF’s most prestigious award recipient, Dr. Yuri Koptev,
ROSCOSMOS, for the IAF World Space Award, the Allan D. Emil Memorial Award recipient, Dr. Charles
Elachi, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, the Frank J. Malina Astronautics
Medal recipient, Ms. Bénédicte Escudier, ISAE-SUPAERO and the IAF Hall of Fame award recipients,
Prof. U.R. Rao, Mr. Norman Crabill, Prof. Wang Xiji and Dr. Manfred Fuchs.
In addition, the IAF will also recognize its 2016 Young Space Leaders for their outstanding leadership in
their academic or early careers: Ms. Jessica Culler, NASA, Ms. Victoria Alonsoperez, Chipsafer, Ms.
Andrea Boyd, European Space Agency, Mr. Amalio Monzon, Airbus and Mr. Takashi Ohtani, JAXA.
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