Jay Gallentine was presented with the AAS Emme Award Tuesday night! This annual award is sponsored by the American Astonautical Society and recognizes outstanding books which advance public understanding of astronautics through originality, scholarship and readability.
Ambassadors from Earth: Pioneering Explorations with Unmanned Spacecraft, tells the story behind the first unmanned space probes and planetary explorers. It includes everything from the Sputnik and Explorer satellites in the 1950s to the Voyager Missions of the 1970s. Gallentine uses original interviews with keyplayers, never-before-seen photos and journal excerpts to illustrate the lives and legacies of the Americans and Soviets who experienced space exploration like no one else.
Jay with Michael Ciancone, who is the Chair of the AAS History Committee.
Congratulations Jay from every at UNP!