DR. PAUL B. MACCREADY
For the concept, design, and construction of the Gossamer Albatross, which made the first man-powered flight across the English Channel-with special recognition to Bryan Allen, the pilot.
SAM B. WILLIAMS, CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, WILLIAMS RESEARCH CORPORATION
For conceiving and developing the world''s smallest, high efficiency turbofan engine which was selected to power U.S. cruise missiles.
GENERAL ROBERT J. DIXON, COMMANDER, AND THE TACTICAL AIR COMMAND, USAF
For developing and implementing Red Flag, an unprecedented combat simulated flight training program for aircrews of the U.S. Armed Forces, a significant contribution to national defense.
THE US AIR FORCE/ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION AND THE B-1 INDUSTRY TEAM
For the highly successful design, development, management, and flight test of the B-1 strategic aircraft system.
DAVID S. LEWIS OF GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION AND THE F-16 AIR FORCE INDUSTRY TEAM
For significant advancements in aviation technology leading to innovative fighter aircraft effectiveness.
DR. JOHN F. CLARK, NASA, AND DANIEL J. FINK, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, REPRESENTING THE NASA/INDUSTRY TEAM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EARTH RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY SATELLITE PROGRAM, LANDSAT
For proving in 1974 the value of U.S. space technology in the management of the Earth''s resources and environment for the benefit of all mankind, with Special Recognition to Hughes Aircraft Company and RCA.
THE SKYLAB PROGRAM, WITH SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO WILLIAM C. SCHNEIDER, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, AND THE THREE SKYLAB ASTRONAUT CREWS
For proving beyond question the value of man in future explorations of space and the production of data of benefit to all the people on Earth.
THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 7TH AIR FORCE AND 8TH AIR FORCE OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND TASK FORCE 77 OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY
For successfully carrying out operation Linebacker II, the air campaign against North Vietnam in December, 1972 which through precise, accurate, and determined attacks on key military targets in the face of unprecedented defenses, brought about a cease fire under terms which attained United States objectives in Southeast Asia.
COLONEL DAVID R. SCOTT, USAF; COLONEL JAMES B. IRWIN, USAF; AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED M. WORDEN, USAF
For demonstrating superb skill and courage and to Dr. Robert T. Gilruth as representative of the engineering genius of the manned space flight team, culminating in Apollo 15, man''s most prolonged and scientifically productive lunar mission.
THE BOEING COMPANY
As leader of the industry-airline-government team which successfully introduced the 747 into commercial service with particular recognition to Pratt and Whitney Division of United Aircraft Corporation and to Pan American World Airways.