COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.
Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity.
Nominations must be received by Oct. 1, 2019, and the award will be presented at a special luncheon in April 2020, during the Space Foundation's 36th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, with the exception that individuals may not nominate themselves.
Recent recipients have included:
2019 Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.).
2018 Christopher Columbus "Chris" Kraft, Jr.
2017 Piers J. Sellers, OBE, Ph.D.
2016 VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)
2015 Jean-Jacques Dordain
2014 A. Thomas Young
The nomination criteria must meet at least two of the following measures:
Exemplification of Mission Criteria
The vision of the Space Foundation is: …to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. Nominees must exemplify the Space Foundation vision by meeting at least three of the following criteria:
To Submit a Nomination
Submit a nomination in the form of a letter, not to exceed two pages, by Oct. 1, 2019, addressed to:
Kathleen Vinson, Vice President - Operations
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Upon ratification by the Space Foundation Board of Directors, the honoree will be notified immediately in writing. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – www.SpaceFoundation.org and DiscoverSpace.org – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.