International Affairs

Aug. 22 is the Deadline to Submit a Nomination for the Space Technology Hall of Fame®

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The Space Foundation established the Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 1988 to increase public awareness of the benefits that result from space exploration programs and to encourage further innovation. There is still time to submit a nomination for induction in 2015. There is no cost to nominate, and the benefits of this prestigious international recognition are many.

The deadline is Aug. 22, 2014, and anyone can submit a nomination of a technology that was developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adapted for use on Earth.

Inducted technologies have included life-saving medical devices, health improvement technologies, energy-saving technologies, satellite and telecommunication technologies and practical commercial devices. Some noteworthy examples are the automatic external defibrillator; non-invasive breast biopsy technology; MRI and CAT scan imaging; anti-shock garments; LASIK eye surgery; implantable pacemakers and hearing aids; and technologies that power cellular phones, terrestrial networks and satellite broadcast television and radio communications.

Award ceremonies for the 2015 inductees will take place on April 16, 2015, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, during the 31st Space Symposium. Conducted by the Space Foundation, the Symposium is the premier annual gathering of the global space community.

Additional information about the Space Technology Hall of Fame, including the nomination form and a complete list of inducted technologies, is available at

This article is part of Space Watch: August 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 8).