Nominations Sought for the 2015 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 21, 2014) – The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the annual 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 Sept. 30, 2014, and the award will be presented at a special luncheon during the Space Foundation’s 31st Space Symposium, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., in April 2015.
The 2014 award was presented to space program expert A. Thomas Young.
Any person may nominate a candidate for the award, with the exception that individuals may not nominate themselves.
The nomination must meet at least two of the following measures:
- Significantly advanced the state-of-the-art of space technology
- Significantly advanced humankind’s understanding of space or space technology
- Significantly contributed to public understanding of, or support for, space endeavors
- Significantly and positively shaped governmental policy toward space
- Effectively interpreted, through visual or other communicative arts, the majesty and importance of space
- Effectively provided – by management, advocacy or design – significant, enduring or crucial space systems or infrastructure
- Effectively employed space technologies, research systems, or space-derived data to improve the human condition through the artistic, scientific or humanistic endeavor
Exemplification of Mission Criteria
The mission of the Space Foundation is "To advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Nominees must exemplify the Space Foundation mission by meeting at least three of the following criteria:
- Has written or published papers, textbooks, articles, etc., relating to the exploration, development or utilization of space, or has spoken in public forums such as conferences and symposia
- Has been active in promoting and disseminating information about space exploration, development or utilization through any medium
- Has been active with non-space-related groups -- whether professional, fraternal, industrial, academic or community based -- resulting in a transfer of space knowledge to other professions or groups
- Has been active in community or public service not related to normal job responsibilities
- Has volunteered or otherwise contributed significant or extended effort on behalf of the Space Foundation and its mission
To Submit a Nomination
Submit a nomination in the form of a letter, not to exceed two pages, by Sept. 30, 2014, addressed to:
Elliot Pulham, Chief Executive Officer
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
Upon ratification by the Space Foundation Board of Directors, the honoree will be notified immediately in writing. Questions may be directed to Space Foundation Vice President – Human Resources & Administration Kathleen Vinson at [email protected].
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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