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IWP Trustee Hon. Tidal McCoy to receive Space Transportation Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Hon. Tidal McCoy at IWP CommencementHon. Tidal W. McCoy, who currently serves as Secretary of IWP’s Board of Trustees, has been selected to receive the Space Transportation Association (STA) Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. McCoy, who has served as Chairman of STA for 17 years, is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vigilant Capital Partners, a venture capital firm in Washington, D.C. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, and has served as Acting Secretary of the Air Force, in addition to numerous other leadership roles.

Buzz Aldrin, legendary astronaut from Apollo XI and fellow West Point graduate with Mr. McCoy, commented in a letter: “Ty, thanks for your leadership of STA for so many years, you have kept STA and the space issues of national importance in front of the Congress and Executive Branch and Industry. All of your friends and supporters in the space community, congratulate you and wish you continued success.”

Of the award, IWP president John Lenczowski said: “This is a wonderful recognition of Ty’s tireless service to our country in this most strategic dimension (not to mention all the other ways he serves).”