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Aug. 31 is Last Day for Space Technology Hall of Fame Nominations

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The deadline is Aug. 31, 2015, to nominate a technology for 2016 induction into the Space Foundation’s prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame®. The program honors innovations by organizations and individuals from anywhere in the world who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life 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.

Nomination information, including online and downloadable nomination forms, is available at or contact [email protected].

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