Space Certification Program

Attention Certification Partners: Is your Technology Eligible for the Space Technology Hall of Fame?

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The deadline has been extended until Sept. 27 to submit a nomination for the 2014 Space Technology Hall of Fame.

This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.

Nomination information, including a downloadable nomination form, is available here

Anyone can submit a nomination of a technology that was developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adopted for use on Earth.

The Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to increase public awareness of the benefits that result from space exploration programs and to encourage further innovation. Since that time, 69 technologies have been inducted.

The 2013 inductees were: GATR Inflatable Satellite Communication System, a portable, rapidly deployed, inflatable antenna that targets a geostationary satellite to establish critical communications links; and Mediphan™, a remote medical diagnostics technology company that has developed compact low-power ultrasound devices that can be used as a diagnostic tool where large scanning equipment is impractical.

Each nomination is reviewed for completeness, assessed by technical experts and then ranked by a prestigious panel of judges who look at economic benefit, public awareness, societal benefit, longevity and public/private/partnership investment.

Award ceremonies for the 2014 inductees and honorees will be part of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium, which will be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 19-22, 2014.

For additional information about the Space Technology Hall of Fame, including a complete list of inducted technologies, click here.

Pictured: 2013 Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

This article is part of Space Watch: September 2013 (Volume: 12, Issue: 9).