The 2018 Howard Hughes Award was presented to the Aurora Flight Sciences Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS), team. The team representatives onstage were:
⦁ Fritz Langford and Stephen Chisarik from Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
⦁ Dennis Baker and Commander Jonathan Jackson from the Office of Naval Research
⦁ James Bona from Kutta Technologies
⦁ Ben Russ from Rockwell Collins
⦁ Lucas Dela Garza from Near Earth Autonomy
In the photo, the team is flanked by David Koopersmith (VFS Chair of the Board) and Mike Hirschberg (VFS Executive Director). VFS photo by Kenneth Krehbiel, May 16, 2018.