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This medal was part of the Elmer A. Sperry Award given on December 2, 1970 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to recognize the work of Dr. Charles Stark Draper. Created in 1955 by the son and daughter of Dr. Elmer A. Sperry (1860-1930) to commemorate their father's life and achievements, the award is presented annually to honor distinguished engineering contributions to the art of transportation. Dr. Draper received it for his work in the field of inertial guidance systems and their successful application to commercial air navigation. In recognition of the strong team of researchers that Dr. Draper fostered, the 1970 Sperry Award recognized both Dr. Draper as an individual and his colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory as a group. Dr. Draper donated a collection of his awards, including this medal, to the National Collection in 1974.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons Dimensions 3-D: 1 × 6.4cm (3/8 × 2 1/2 in.)
Materials Bronze
Inventory Number A19800568000 Credit Line Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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