PhD Student Manyapu Receives Stellar Award from RNASA
Space Studies PhD student Kavya Manyapu of Boeing, earned a Stellar Award in the Early Career category for her exceptional commercial crew spacecraft test planning and flight test article design fidelity. 35 awards were given for 2014, out of a total of 164 nominations. Congratulations to Manyapu on this incredible achievement.
About the Stellar Award
Each year, the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement solicits nominations for Stellar Awards for individual and team achievements from the government, military, and industry. In order to ensure recognition of individuals at all stages of their careers, nominations are solicited in four categories: early career, mid-career, late-career, and teams. The nominations are reviewed by a Stellar Awards Evaluation Panel of distinguished scientists, engineers, managers, and academicians who select the winners based on who's accomplishments hold the greatest promise for furthering future activities in space. The winners in each category are announced at the spring gala. Presentation of the Stellar Awards trophies is made by a pair of current astronauts.
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Manyapu is second from the right. Astronauts Doug Hurley and Karen Nyberg (far left and far right) are presenters. (Photo Credit: RNASA)
"2014 Stellar Awards Winners." Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA). Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation, n.d. Web. 22 July 2014. <http://www.rnasa.org/stellar/stellarwinners2014.html>.