Saturday, November 16, 2013

IHMC scientist wins book award

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A scientist from the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition has won an aerospace history literature award. Dr. William J. Clancey won the award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for his book, "Working on Mars: Voyages of Scientific Discovery with the Mars Exploration Rovers." The 2014 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award honors the best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical historical non-fiction literature. The book is being hailed as giving a new perspective on remote planetary exploration. science, technology and/or impact of aeronautics and astronautics on society. It details how scientists in the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) program conducted field science using mobile robotic laboratories, in the process conducting the first overland expeditions on another planet. Clancey will receive the award in January, in conjunction with the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition in National Harbor, Md. (Source: IHMC, Pensacola News Journal, 11/15/13)