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Nominations now being accepted for Space Technology Hall of Fame

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(May. 5, 2004) — The Space Foundation announced today that nominations are now being accepted for `down to Earth` space technologies to be considered for induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Technologies and innovators selected for induction into the Hall of Fame will be recognized during special events at the 21st National Space Symposium, scheduled April 4-7, 2005. The nomination period will close Aug. 16, 2004, to allow for the rigorous due diligence process that leads to the selection of the 2005 class of Hall of Fame technologies. The Space Technology Hall of Fame, managed by the Space Foundation in partnership with NASA, enters its 17th year of honoring the innovators who transform space-based technology into commercial products and services that improve life on Earth. Four technologies were inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 2004: LADARVision 4000, MedStar Monitoring System, Multi-Junction (MJ) Space Solar Cells and Precision Global Positioning System (GPS) Software System. Representatives from six key innovating organizations as well as 38 innovating individuals were honored at a private induction ceremony and a special awards dinner during the 20th National Space Symposium. Individuals and organizations may nominate up to three technologies. This may include the re-nomination of previously submitted technologies. For more information and a nomination form, visit or call the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. Supporting information for each nomination submitted will be reviewed for completeness, assessed by technical experts and ranked by a prestigious panel of judges according to the following criteria:

  • Economic Benefit (10 points)
  • Public/Private/Partnership Investment (5 points)
  • Public Awareness Factor (15 points)
  • Societal Benefit Factor (15 points)
  • Longevity (5 points)