Space Foundation Press Releases
Space Foundation is Now Accepting Space Technology Hall of Fame® Nominations; Aug. 31 is Deadline
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 22, 2015) -- 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.
The deadline is Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, and 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.
The 2015 inductees were:
- Chronos Vision Technology, a refractive eye surgery device used internationally to improve vision
- Seismic Damper Technology, a motion control mechanism used to protect structures against the effects of high winds and earthquakes
Other 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.
Additional information about the Space Technology Hall of Fame®, including a complete list of inducted technologies, is available at www.SpaceTechHallofFame.org.
About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It annually publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.
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