Honorary Fellowship

Honorary Fellowship was introduced in 1945 as the highest honour that the BIS could award, made to those who had contributed to the development of astronautics and to support for the BIS. Total number of Honorary Fellows was to be limited to no more than 10 individuals.

  • 1949 – Hermann Oberth
  • 1949 – Eugen Sänger
  • 1949 – Ing. Guido von Pirquet
  • 1949 – M. Robert Esnault-Pelterie
  • 1949 – Philip E. Cleator
  • 1949 – Dr. Wernher von Braun
  • 1962 – Dr. Leslie R. Shepherd
  • 1962 – Arthur Valentine Cleaver
  • 1962 – Dr. Hugh L. Dryden
  • 1967 – Arthur C. Clarke
  • 1969 – Dr. George E. Mueller
  • 1969 – Dr. William H. Pickering
  • 1970 – Dr. Charles Stark Draper
  • 2016 – Dr. Helen Sharman
  • 2016 – Major Timothy Peake
  • 2017 – Prof. Freeman Dyson
  • 2018 – Alfred M Worden
  • 2018 – Sir Martin Sweeting
  • 2018 – Alan Bond
  • 2019 – David A Hardy
  • 2019 – Roy Gibson