Published on February 13, 2024

IAF President Clay Mowry elected as a distinguished member of the Class of 2024 AIAA Fellows

We are honored to share that the IAF President Clay Mowry is elected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a distinguished member of the Class of 2024 AIAA Fellows.

Per AIAA’s Constitution, AIAA Fellows are “persons of distinction in aeronautics or astronautics, and shall have made notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology thereof.”

Honorary Fellow is AIAA’s highest distinction, recognizing preeminent individuals who have made significant contributions to the aerospace industry and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics. In 1933, Orville Wright became the first AIAA Honorary Fellow. Today, 242 people have been named AIAA Honorary Fellow.

Clay Mowry earned this honorary title based on his distinguished contributions to the aerospace community, and his visible credit to both Voyager Space and the International Astronautical Federation. The citation for him reads as follows: For exemplary contributions to enhanced international collaboration across the space sector – from launch to space exploration – and furthering the careers of the next generation of space professionals.

View the AIAA Press Release here: