2009 (press release)
For her remarkable career as a pilot, NASA engineer, educator, and an inspiration to young women seeking engineering and technical careers.
2008 (press release)
CAPTAIN KAREN LEE
For her steadfast vision in pioneering UPS Airlines’ leading, globally recognized, research and implementation of ADS-B technology that is transforming the national air transportation system.
2007 (press release)
COLONEL CATHERINE A. CHILTON
For her rigorous work in engineering, test, acquisition and policy to the advancement of air and space technology.
2006 (press release)
ANNIE CASTOR GLENN
For her tireless encouragement and inspiration to her husband throughout their Marine Corps, test pilot, space exploration and U.S. Senate service, making a lasting contribution to aviation and space flight for more than six decades.
2005 (press release)
For her contributions to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation; especially for being a role model to women as one of the most skilled and recognized aerobatic pilots.
2004 (press release)
For her contributions to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation through her help in the creation of the “Rogallo Wing” thus giving freedom to personal flight.
2003 (press release)
EILENE M. GALLOWAY
For outstanding contributions over forty-five years advising Congress on the legal and policy aspects of outer space, serving the United Nations’ Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and developing international space law.
2002 (press release)
EVELYN BRYAN JOHNSON
For her contributions to the art, sport and science of aviation as a pilot, flight instructor, designated examiner, air sport competitor, aviation business leader and role model for men and women alike.
2001 (press release)
FAY GILLIS WELLS
For her contributions to the advancement of the art, sport and science of aviation and for providing a role model for women in aviation.
CARROLL W. SUGGS
For being both instrumental to her husband''s success in the development of Petroleum Helicopters Inc. from her marriage to Robert L. Suggs in 1970 and personally responsible for the continued growth and improvements, notably in safety, employee satisfaction, and business diversification of Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., since Robert L. Suggs' death in September 1989.