Space Technology Hall of Fame

Submit Nominations Now for 2016 Space Technology Hall of Fame

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The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2016. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.

Inductees have included energy-saving technologies, health improvement technologies, satellite and telecommunication technologies and practical commercial devices. Some examples are the automatic external defibrillator; non-invasive breast biopsy technology; 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, a low-density, light-weight flexible aerogel insulating material; and a high-resolution optical sensing system that detects forest fires before they can cause serious environmental damage.

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.

The deadline to submit nominations for induction during 2016 will be Aug. 31, 2015. Anyone may 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. Nomination information, including online and downloadable nomination forms, is available at

Pictured: The Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner at the 31st Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.


This article is part of Space Watch: June 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 6).