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The American Society of Mechanical Engineers awarded this gold medal to Dr. Charles Stark Draper as part of the Holley Medal award given in 1957. Established in 1924 to honor Alexander Lyman Holley, one of the founding members of the Society, the award recognizes an individual who by some unique act of an engineering nature has accomplished a great and timely benefit. As an accomplished engineer, a long-time Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, and the "father of inertial guidance," Dr. Draper received the award "for the development of a system of control for guns firing from moving platforms at rapidly moving targets through revolutionary principles." Dr. Draper donated the medal to the Museum 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: 1.3 x 6.4cm (1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Materials Medal is 14k gold.
Inventory Number A19800495000 Credit Line Gift of Dr. Charles S. Draper Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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