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AAS Announces Emme Award Recipients 

The American Astronautical Society is pleased to announce the following recipients of the Emme and Emme Junior Award for outstanding books that advance public understanding of astronautics.

 

SPRINGFIELD, VA (October 12, 2020) – The American Astronautical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce the winners of its Emme and Emme Junior Award. The annual Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Awards, named for NASA’s first Historian, recognize outstanding books that advance public understanding of astronautics.  They reward originality, scholarship and readability.  Anyone, including authors and publishers, can submit a title for consideration. In addition to obvious topics of human spaceflight and unmanned interplanetary explorations, nominated titles may also cover related subjects such as astronomy and cosmology, as well as the occasional non-astronautics title that has a space “flavor.” The award is managed by the History Committee of the AAS. 

 

The winner of the Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature is:

  • Brian C. Odom and Stephen R. Waring, for editing NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement (University Press of Florida, 2019).

The winner of the Eugene E. Emme Junior Award for Astronautical Literature is:

  • Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, for writing and illustrating Moonbounde: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight (Hill and Wang, 2019).

 

For more information: astronautical.org/award/emme