ISRO Chief K. Sivan named for Von Karman Award 2020

K Sivan
 ISRO chief Dr Kailasavadivoo Sivan  has  been named as the recipient of the 2020 Von Karman Award of the International Academy of Astronautics.
 The award  will be conferred in March 2021 in Paris.
 Charles Elachi was the previous recipient of the award which has been named after Theodore von Karman who was an aerospace engineer and notably known for his key advances in aerodynamics.

 The von Karman award was established in 1982 and is the premier award of the Academy.

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) was also founded by von Karman who was the first President of the organization

Prior to K Sivan, two Indians namely - Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan and U.R. Rao - have been recipients of the award.

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