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Nominate Now for Space Technology Hall of Fame®

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The Space Foundation’s prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® honors innovations by organizations and individuals from anywhere in the world who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.

The deadline is Aug. 31, 2015, to nominate a technology for 2016 induction. Nomination information, including online and downloadable nomination forms, is available at or contact [email protected].

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

This article is part of Space Watch: July 2015 (Volume: 14, Issue: 7).