The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Theodore Von Karman
Professor Emeritus of Aeronautical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
"For his leadership in the science and engineering basic to aeronautics; for his effective teaching and related contributions in many fields of mechanics, for his distinguished counsel to the Armed Services, and for his promoting international cooperation in science and engineering."
Awarded by President John F. Kennedy, February 18, 1963.