James S. Voss, AIAA Fellow and CU Boulder aerospace scholar in residence has won the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Haley Space Flight Award.
Voss received the award Sept. 15 at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition in Long Beach, California.
The award honors Voss for “outstanding contributions to human space flight, through distinguished performance on five spaceflights, space station assembly, leadership in spacecraft design, and dedication to space education.”
From 1984 to 2003, Voss served at NASA in a variety of capacities, including as an astronaut, engineer, and manager. As an astronaut, Voss completed five space shuttle missions and four spacewalks – including one that was over eight hours long, the longest to date. Voss was also part of the second crew to inhabit the International Space Station (ISS), and the first person to operate the ISS’s Canadian robotic arm. He was also the first American astronaut to train on and fly on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft as a flight engineer.
Voss has been a CU Boulder aerospace scholar in residence since 2009 and is teaching Graduate Projects I & II this semester.