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American Astronautical Society (AAS) release
American Astronautical Society announces 2006 Emme Award recipient

The AAS is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2006 Emme Award for Astronautical Literature.

Peter J. Westwick, Olin Fellow, International Security Studies, Yale University, was selected as the recipient of the 2006 Emme Award for Into the Black - JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004. This comprehensive book, published by Yale University Press, recounts the extraordinary story of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's accomplishments, failures and evolution from 1976 to the present day.

In addition, Maura Mackowski, noted aerospace historian, was recognized with an Honorable Mention for Testing the Limits - Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight, published by Texas A&M University Press.

The Emme Award was established in 1982 and named in honor of the first NASA Historian. It recognizes an outstanding book that contributes the most to public understanding about the impact of the astronautics on society and its potential for the future. The Emme Award was presented during the AAS National Conference in November in Houston, TX, USA.

The American Astronautical Society, established in 1954, is America's network of space professionals, technical and non-technical, dedicated to advancing all space activities.

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American Astronautical Society Explorer:
Michael Neufeld named '07 recipient
by Michael Ciancone

I am pleased to report that the Emme Award Panel has selected Michael J. Neufeld as the recipient of the 2007 Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (Knopf).

I would also like to identify and acknowledge the other finalists for the 2007 award:

  • D'Antonio, Michael. A Ball, a Dog, and a Monkey: 1957 -- The Space Race Begins (Simon & Schuster)
  • French, Francis and Colin Burgess. Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965 and In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969. (The first two volumes in a series by University of Nebraska Press)
  • Hunley, J.D. The Development of Propulsion Technology for U.S. Space-Launch Vehicles, 1926-1991 (Texas A&M University Press)
  • Johnson-Freese, Joan. Space As a Strategic Asset (Columbia University Press)
  • Lipartito, Kenneth and Orville R. Butler. A History of the Kennedy Space Center (University Press of Florida)

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American Astronautical Society (AAS) release
American Astronautical Society (AAS) Announces 2008 Emme Award Recipient

David A. Mindell has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for Digital Apollo - Human and Machine in Spaceflight (MIT Press). This book tells an important story about the interaction between astronaut and computer in the technologically successful Apollo program, and at the same time suggests important questions about the future of the American space program. Clearly written and exhaustively researched, Digital Apollo is a noteworthy contribution to the history of astronautics and aeronautics and, for that matter, to the general history of technology.

The Society also acknowledges the other Emme finalists for their excellent works:

  • Bennett, Jeffrey, Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future (Princeton University Press)
  • Chaikin, Andrew, A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet (Abrams)
  • Zimmerman, Robert, The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It (Princeton University Press)
The annual Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award, named for NASA's first Historian, recognizes an outstanding book that advances public understanding of astronautics. It rewards originality, scholarship and readability.

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American Astronautical Society (AAS) release
American Astronautical Society (AAS) Announces 2009 Emme Award Recipient

The Emme Committee of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) has completed its deliberations and is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2009 Emme Award for Astronautical Literature:

Gallentine, Jay. Ambassadors From Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft (University of Nebraska Press)

The following titles are recognized as finalists for the 2009 award:

  • Evans, Ben. Escaping the Bonds of the Earth: The Fifties and Sixties (Springer-Praxis)
  • Helvajian, H. and S. Janson. Small Satellites: Past, Present, and Future (The Aerospace Press)
  • Lyall, Francis F. and Paul B. Larsen. Space Law: A Treatise (Ashgate Publishing Company)
  • McDonald, Allan J. with James R. Hansen. Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster (University Press of Florida)

The recipient of the 2009 Emme Junior Award for Astronautical Literature (Children's Category) is:

Braun, Eric. If I Were An Astronaut (Dream Big!) (Picture Window Books)

The recipient of the 2009 Emme Junior Award for Astronautical Literature (Young Adult Category) is:

Fies, Brian. Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow (Abrams ComicArts)

The following titles are recognized as finalists for the 2009 Emme Junior Award:

  • Dyer, Alan. Mission to the Moon (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)
  • O'Brien, Patrick. You Are the First Kid on Mars (Putnam Juvenile)
  • Ottavani, Jim, Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon. T-Minus (Aladdin, imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing)
  • Siy, Alexandra. Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Planet (Charlesbridge Publishing)

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