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Langley Gold Medal

The Langley Gold Medal, or Samuel P. Langley Medal for Aerodromics, is an award given by the Smithsonian Institution for outstanding contributions to the sciences of aeronautics and astronautics. Named in honor of Samuel P. Langley, the Smithsonian's third Secretary, it was authorized by the Board of Regents in 1909.[1]

The medal was suggested by Alexander Graham Bell. It is awarded for "meritorious investigations in connection with the science of aerodromics and its application to aviation".[2]

List of award winnersEdit

Face and obverse of the 1913 Langley Medal awarded to Glenn Hammond Curtiss

(Reference unless given individually[1])


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  2. ^ a b "Apollo 11 astronauts honored for 'astonishing' mission". CNN. July 20, 1999. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Wright Brothers Receive Langley Medal". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Curtiss & Eiffel Awarded Langley Medal". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  5. ^ "AERONAUTICS: Langley Medal". Time. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Hunsaker Receives Langley Medal". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Dr von Braun Honoured". Flight International. 22 June 1967. p. 1030. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Apollo 11 Astronauts Recall Historic Flight". Edmonton Journal. Edmonton, Alberta. Reuters. July 21, 1999. p. 4 – via