Recognizing Outstanding Individuals Who Have Distinguished Themselves Through Lifetime Contributions
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Space Foundation, a 501(c)(3) global space advocate for nearly 40 years, today announced that it is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.
Awarded in honor of Space Foundation’s late, longtime chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the accolade recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions of 20 years or more 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 between March 1 and April 30, 2021, via standard mail or email. Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, with the exception that individuals may not nominate themselves. Nominees and their contributions must be judged to be of the highest caliber and of national or international significance by the Board of Directors of Space Foundation. The award will be presented in August 2021, at Space Foundation’s 36th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Recent recipients have included:
2020 Eugene F. “Gene” Kranz, former NASA Flight Director
2019 Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Stafford, USAF (Ret.).
2018 Christopher C. Kraft, Jr., former NASA Flight Director
2017 Piers J. Sellers, OBE, Ph.D.
2016 VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.)
Nomination Criteria for the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award
Nominees must meet at least two of the following measures, in that they have:
Space Foundation’s mission is to be the preeminent advocate and gateway for lifelong education, trusted information, and seamless collaboration for all people and organizations engaging in space exploration and space-inspired industries that drive the global space ecosystem. Nominees must exemplify Space Foundation’s mission by meeting at least three of the following criteria:
Submit a nomination in the form of a letter by standard mail or via email, not to exceed two pages in length, and addressed to:
Vice President – Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation Washington, D.C., Office
1700 North Moore Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Upon ratification by Space Foundation’s Board of Directors, the honoree will be notified immediately in writing. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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