The late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015) receives the prestigious National Space Society Von Braun award for leading India into space and for being a global leader in space development. Presenting the award is NSS Chairman Mark Hopkins. Dr. Kalam is one of India’s most celebrated scientists and statesmen and was President of the Republic of India from 2002 through 2007. He was regarded as one of the greatest minds, visionaries, and peacemakers of the early 21st century.