Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been hailed as the recipient of the 2023 International Astronautical Federation (IAF) World Space Award for individuals. The award was given during the 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Photos of the event that were shared online revealed that Musk was not able to personally receive his award. Instead, Stephanie Bednarek, SpaceX’s Senior Director of Commercial Launch Sales, received the award on behalf of Musk.
CONGRATULATIONS to our awardees!🏆 Elon Musk the winner of the IAF World Space Award, Stephanie Bednarek received it on his behalf. The IAF World Space Award for Teams was awarded to @NASA, @csa_asc @esa and handed to Pam Melroy during the Opening Ceremony!✨#IAC2023 pic.twitter.com/F0TCrYhJVl
— IAF (@iafastro) October…