Moorman Honored for Lifetime Commitment to Space

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The Space Foundation’s most prestigious award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, was presented to Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr., USAF, Ret., former vice chief of staff of the USAF, former head of Air Force Space Command and former chief of staff of the National Reconnaissance Office, at a special luncheon co-sponsored by Raytheon.

Corporate Host Lynn Dugle, vice president, Raytheon Company, and president, Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems, opened the meeting. Space Foundation Board Chairman Marty Faga recognized past recipients and made the award presentation, assisted by Gen. Norton Schwartz, chief of staff, United States Air Force.

The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, which honors the late, long-time Space Foundation chairman, retired U.S. Air Force General James E. Hill, 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.

Moorman was honored for his lifetime commitment to space, including the role he played as one of the original architects of Air Force Space Command and later as a valued space consultant, a role he continues in today.

Read more about the award here and about Moorman here. See a tribute video here and photos of the April 18 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon here.

Pictured: Schwartz, Faga, Moorman. 

This article is part of Space Watch: May 2012 (Volume: 11, Issue: 5).