Published on June 14, 2024

In Memory of Edward C. Stone

An Exceptional Space Leader and the First IAF World Space Award Winner

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Dr. Edward Carroll Stone, a revered figure in the realm of space science and a cherished member of our community.
Dr. Stone was an American space scientist, professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, and director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).
At the helm of NASA's Voyager mission as Project Scientist, Dr. Stone played a pivotal role in launching Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977, setting in motion a journey that has revolutionized our understanding of our Solar System.
In 2013, Dr. Stone was honoured with the IAF World Space Award, a recognition of his remarkable achievements and unwavering commitment to advancing space science. His work has not only expanded our understanding of the universe but has also inspired countless individuals to reach for the stars.
While we bid farewell to our colleague and friend, let us also celebrate the extraordinary life of Dr. Edward Carroll Stone and the profound impact he has left on the world of space exploration.