Luigi G. Napolitano Award

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The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is presented every year at the International Astronautical Congress. Luigi Gerardo Napolitano was an engineer, scientist and professor.

The award has been presented annually since 1993, to a young scientist, below 30 years of age, who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the aerospace science and has given a paper at the International Astronautical Congress on the contribution.

The Luigi G. Napolitano Award is donated by the Napolitano family and it consists of the Napolitano commemorative medal and a certificate of citation, and is presented by the Education Committee of the IAF.

The International Academy of Astronautics awards the Luigi Napolitano Book Award annually.


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