IAF Hall of Fame Award

The IAF Hall of Fame is intended to create a standing forum of personalities that have contributed substantially to the progress of space science, technology, and space benefits to mankind. It will consist of a permanent gallery of these personalities, including a citation, biographical information, and a picture, in a special part of the IAF web presence.

Who may nominate?

IAF Members organisations

Who can be nominated?

Any member of the astronautics community

Selection criteria:

Outstanding contribution to the advancement of astronautics in a specific field (science, technology, management, applications…) within the framework of the IAF activities or lifetime achievements.

Nomination Submission:

Nomination package:

The nomination should contain: – A citation of the merits honoured (one sentence) – A biography of the nominee including, i.e., the person’s profile, career achievements and history, education, list of publications, etc. – At least 2 letters of support by personalities qualified to nominate addressing contributions of the nominee to the advancement of astronautics

Number of recipients and Expiration of Nominations:

Up to ten recipients will be awarded every year. A submission which is not successful in any given year may be resubmitted for later years.

The Hall of Fame Sub-Committee will review the nominations received for the IAF Hall of Fame and will make recommendations to the IAF Honours and Awards Committee (HAC). The HAC would review the recommendations and make final recommendations to the IAF Bureau.

The induction into the IAF Hall of Fame is recognised by the award of a certificate presented during the closing ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress. The recipient will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner as guest of the IAF President (free of charge). His/her registration fees for the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) will be waived for the year of induction.

Pierre Bescond IAF Hall of Fame Sub-committee Chair