John V. Breakwell Student Travel Award


To encourage and promote research activity in space flight mechanics and astrodynamics by providing financial support to one or more students presenting papers at each AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meetings and Astrodynamics Conferences.


Any student presently enrolled at a U.S. or Canadian college or university (full- or part-time) who is submitting an extended abstract for a technical paper and who will be presenting that paper if accepted for the conference. The student must be a member of the AAS. Previous winners of this award are not eligible.

Application Instructions

The award application instructions can be found here:

Student applicants, please fill out this online form to submit an application: Research advisors, please fill out this online form to submit the letter of reccomendation: If you have any questions, please email them to aas.breakwell(AT)

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