AIAAA stands for American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It is a leading technical society based in America, dedicated to the global aerospace profession and aerospace engineering. It was established in 1963 by the merger of two aerospace societies: the American Rocket Society (ARS) and the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences (IAS). As of 2015, it has more than 30,000 individual members and 95 corporate members. Its mission is to advance and inspire the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity. Its tagline is "Shaping the future of Aerospace".
AIAA’s goal is to ignite and honor ingenuity and cooperation in aviation and its significance to our lifestyle. AAIA’s commitment is to be your essential lasting connection with the aerospace society and a supporter of their accomplishments.
Awards presented by AIAA:
- Goddard Astronautics Award – AIAA’s biggest astronautics prize, given by Esther Kisk-Goddard to remember the noteworthy endeavors of her dad Robert Goddard that added to the development of astronautics territories.
- Reed Aeronautics Award: AIAA’s biggest aeronautical science and innovation prize, titled for Dr. Sylvanus Albert Reed, the originator of steel utilized in propellor propellers.
- Holt Ashley Award for Aeroelasticity: allowed like clockwork to the individuals who made a critical commitment to the field of aeroelasticity, named after the prestigious aeroelastic Prof. Holt Ashley, who filled in as an employee at MIT and Stanford.
- Wyld Propulsion Award: exhibited quarterly, named after James Hart Wyld, to compensate uncommon accomplishments in the development or execution of rocket drive innovations.