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A new full member of IAA

Submitter: Zsolt Paragi
Description: As reported in AJDI 2012-09-28, Leonid Gurvits was elected to the ranks of Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). This status is the first step toward a full IAA membership. This year, Leonid has been elected to the distinguished level of a full Member (Academician) of the IAA. He got the diploma and IAA blue pin at the biennial meeting of the IAA which this year had taken place in Jerusalem, Israel, on 11 October.

On appropriate occasions, two of our colleagues, Mike Garrett (see AJDI 2014-10-14) and Leonid Gurvits could be seen proudly displaying their blue IAA pins with a little pictogram of constellation Ursa Major.

Citation: "Professor Leonid Gurvits is one of the world-leading experts in state-of-the-art radio astronomy experiments with space science missions and pioneering applications of the Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) technique in planetary and space science. His more than 35-year experience is marked by a number of acclaimed successes, such as the first dedicated Space VLBI missions VSOP/HALCA and RadioAstron, as well as VLBI tracking of a variety of planetary science missions."

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