Langley Gold Medal

Awards and Medals
January 18, 2018
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Langley Medal

The Board of Regents established the Langley Gold Medal in 1908 at the suggestion of Dr. Alexander Graham Bell to honor the memory of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary of the Institution and a famous pioneer in aeronautics. The medal is awarded for meritorious investigations in connection with the science of aerodromics and its application to aviation. Recipients include:

 

1999 - Neil Armstrong, Edwin A.
           "Buzz" Aldrin, Michael Collins
           (the crew of Apollo 11)
1992 - Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
1987 - Barry Goldwater
1983 - Jay Coburn
1983 - H. Ross Perot Jr.
1981 - Robert T. Jones
1981 - Charles Stark Draper
1976 - James E. Webb
1976 - Grover Loening
1971 - Samuel Phillips
1967 - Wernher von Braun
1964 - Alan B. Shepard Jr.
1962 - Hugh Latimer Dryden
1960 - Robert H. Goddard
           (posthumously)
1955 - Jerome Clarke Hunsaker
1935 - Joseph S. Ames
1929 - Richard Evelyn Byrd
1929 - Charles Matthews Manly
           (posthumously)
1927 - Charles A. Lindbergh