His 2013 book The Visioneers chosen for American Astronautical Society award; also named Fellow of the American Physical Society.
In late November 2013, the American Astronautical Society announced W. Patrick McCray was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature for his book The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future (Princeton University Press, 2013). The annual Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Awards recognize outstanding books which advance public understanding of astronautics through originality, scholarship and readability. More information on McCray’s book can be found at:
A few weeks later, the American Physical Society announced McCray’s election as a Fellow for “outstanding scholarship on the history of modern physical sciences that explores relations between experts, amateurs, and enthusiasts, and for his service to the scholarly community, including institution-building and sustained public outreach.”
moved up 1/21/14 hm