1992 NATIONAL SPACE TROPHY RECIPIENT
Dr. Norman R. AugustineSee the banquet agenda.
Profile as published in the Spring, 1992 program book. Author unknown.
Norman R. Augustine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta Corporation, has been selected to receive the 1992 Rotary National Award for Space Achievement for distinguished contributions to our country's space program.
Mr. Augustine is receiving the award for his outstanding leadership in shaping the future direction of the United States Space Program. The award recognizes Mr. Augustine's distinguished thirty-four year career as a guiding force in our nation's exploration of space. Most recently, Mr. Augustine served as chairman of the presidential advisory committee on The Future of the United States Space Program.
Mr. Augustine was appointed chairman of the 12 member panel of space experts by Vice President Dan Quayle in August of 1990. The committee was given the task of reviewing current and future space initiatives. Often referred to as the "Augustine Report," the four-month study of the civilian space program resulted in far-reaching recommendations for the restructuring of NASA and the future direction of the U.S. Space Program.
Desiring to recapture the spirit of the Apollo era, the Augustine Committee produced a solid blueprint for the U.S. space program. Calling for a balanced scientific/manned exploration approach and concentrated efforts on both Mission to Earth and Mission from Earth programs, the report offered a positive framework from which to set specific goals.
Well-respected as an authority in his field, Mr. Augustine has written over 40 publications on advanced technology and engineering management, including "Augustine's Laws," which has been translated into German, Italian, Russian and Japanese. In addition to chairing the recent Future of the Space Program committee, he has served as president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; president and chairman of the Association of the United States Army; chairman of the Aeronautics Panel of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; chairman of the NASA Space Systems and Technology Advisory committee and as a member of the NASA Advisory Council.
The Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation is proud to name Norman R. Augustine the recipient of the 1992 National Space Trophy.