Medal, Gold, Daniel Guggenheim, American Institute of Aeronautics, C. Draper

Medal, Gold, Daniel Guggenheim, American Institute of Aeronautics, C. Draper

     

This gold medal was part of the Daniel Guggenheim Medal awarded to Dr. Charles S. Draper in 1966. The Daniel Guggenheim Medal is awarded for "great achievements in aeronautics." It was established in 1928 by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, and then subsequently became administered jointly by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Draper received it for his contributions to aeronautical education and his development of guidance systems for aircraft, rockets, missiles, and spacecraft. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this medal, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Medallic Art Company

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Dimensions
3-D (Medal): 6.7 × 0.3cm (2 5/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 12.1 × 12.1 × 5.1cm (4 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 in.)

This gold medal was part of the Daniel Guggenheim Medal awarded to Dr. Charles S. Draper in 1966. The Daniel Guggenheim Medal is awarded for "great achievements in aeronautics." It was established in 1928 by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, and then subsequently became administered jointly by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Draper received it for his contributions to aeronautical education and his development of guidance systems for aircraft, rockets, missiles, and spacecraft. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this medal, to the National Collection in 1974.

Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Medallic Art Company

Type
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons

Materials
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Dimensions
3-D (Medal): 6.7 × 0.3cm (2 5/8 × 1/8 in.)
Storage: 12.1 × 12.1 × 5.1cm (4 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 in.)

ID: A19800531000