General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award: 28th National Space Symposium
The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It is presented annually in honor of its late, long-time chairman, retired U.S. Air Force General James E. Hill, at a special luncheon held during the National Space Symposium. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to the welfare or betterment of humankind through the exploration, development and use of space, or the use of space technology, information, themes or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity. Nominations are solicited throughout the space industry worldwide, with the Space Foundation's Board of Directors selecting the honoree.
The 2012 recipient is Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF, Ret., former vice chief of staff of the Air Force.
Read more about Gen. Moorman at here.