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Scott Earns SAE International Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 1, 2010 - Harry A. Scott, retired Chief Engineer of the National AeroSpace Plane of North American Aviation/Rockwell International and Executive Vice President of Space Access LLC; was named the 2008 recipient of SAE International’s Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award.

Scott received the award during the SAE 2009 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition, held last fall in Seattle, Wash.

This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves by making significant contributions during their career in the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. The SAE Board of Directors established the award to honor the memory of Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson and the enormous impact he had on the aerospace industry. This award is made possible through a fund established by the Lockheed Advanced Development Company.

During his career, Scott worked on F-86F, F-100D and F-107A fighters, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB7-0A bomber. He was responsible for the innovative design of the Apollo docking gear and made zero-gravity flights to observe astronaut operation of the device.

In addition, Scott contributed to the B-1A bomber design, did the integration of avionics in the Sabreliner for the Federal Aviation Administration airways checker fleet, and, while project engineer of the U.S. Air Force Advanced Fighter Technology Integration contract, earned an Outstanding Achievement Award by Rockwell International.

He created the configuration and proposal design that won the Space Shuttle contract.

Scott holds six patents and has authored 11 publications. He is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which presented him with the President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport Aviation, the Air Force Association, and the National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering.

He has lectured on Vehicle Design Philosophy at several universities both domestically and abroad, and taught Hypervelocity Vehicle Design at the USAF Test Pilot School.

Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA from Northrop University, and is a Distinguished Alumni of Calumet High School in Calumet, Mich.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

 

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