The Associate Administrator (AA) Awards are presented to individuals and groups who contribute to Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate activities and who demonstrate exemplary performance in one of six award categories.
The Awards are presented to NASA employees, contractors and students or interns who distinguish themselves, either individually or as part of a group, through their overall approach to their work and through results they achieved during the award year. Their accomplishments demonstrate a profound positive impact and benefit to ARMD, its partners and/or stakeholders. Nominations come from NASA Headquarters and NASA centers around the country where aeronautics research and support activities take place, and encompass the immediately preceding NASA fiscal year (October 1-September 30).
The Awards are coordinated by the Associate Administrator for Aeronautics’ Office at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
AA Award Categories
Technology and Innovation
Leadership and Management Excellence
Program and Mission Support
High Potential Award
Pushing the Envelope (Formerly “Smartest Failure”)