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Winners of NASA’s “TGIR 2000” Awards — presented to NASA
and industry partnerships that have developed outstanding
aeronautics and space transportation technologies — have
been named.

The awards — given by NASA’s Office of Aero-Space
Technology for achievements related to health and safety, cost
reduction, technical innovation and environmental concerns —
will be presented May 18 in Huntsville, Ala. The awards
ceremony is part of the second “Turning Goals into Reality”
conference, hosted by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

“The work of these recipients represents the finest
achievements of NASA and its industry partners,” said Marshall
Center Director Art Stephenson. “Their contributions to NASA’s
development and implementation of new, safe, cost-effective
aerospace transportation technologies continue to uphold our
finest traditions of leading-edge technical achievement.”

Founded in 1997, the awards celebrate advances in three
categories, or technology “Pillars” — Global Civil Aviation,
Revolutionary Technology Leaps and Advanced Space
Transportation. Ten subcategories — or “Goal” awards — honor
nominees whose work represents exceptional achievement in
specific areas of research related to health and safety,
environmental concern, cost reduction or technical innovation.

The conference marks the second time the awards have been

Award-winning research and development technologies

  • Aviation Safety Award: “Fatigue Countermeasures Program Research”
  • Aviation Emissions Reduction Award: “Low Nitrogen Oxide Combustor Development”
  • Aviation Noise Reduction Award: “Tiltrotor Noise Abatement”
  • Aviation System Throughput Award: “Collaborative Arrival Planning Research”
  • Affordable Air Travel Award: “Airborne Information for Lateral Spacing Research”
  • High Speed Travel Award: “High Fidelity Numerical Aero Design/Optimization”
  • Next-Generation Design Tools Award: “Advanced Probabilistic Design Methods Development”
  • Next-Generation Experimental Aircraft Award: “High Speed Research Program/Tu-144 Project”
  • Revolutionary Technology Leaps Award: “Enabling Propulsion Materials”
  • Low Cost Space Access Award: “Fastrac Engine Development”
  • Access to Space Award: “SHARP High-Temperature Materials Flight Test”
  • Administrator’s Award: “NASA Intercenter Systems Analysis Team”

For a complete overview of the awards and the full list of
participating NASA Centers and industry organizations
included on the winning teams, visit the “Turning Goals into
Reality” Web site at: