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Submit Nominations Now for New Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame

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The Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame is a program of the Space Foundation, created to honor the astronauts, aerospace executives, government officials, scholars and other public and private sector leaders who have contributed most significantly to the evolution, success and development of Colorado’s space economy as one of the most important in the nation and world.  

​”Colorado is a powerhouse state in aerospace thanks to the many business, government, military and research leaders who have advanced our space capability and inspired our youth for space endeavors,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper (pictured at the 32nd Space Symposium). “The Space Foundation has been a catalyst to propel our economy, and we are proud that they call Colorado home. Congratulations to the courageous leaders with the Space Foundation’s Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame.”

This new award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to the welfare or betterment of humankind through the exploration, development and utilization of space, or the use of space technology, information, themes or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity.

Anyone may submit a nomination for a Colorado “space hero” whose personal or professional contributions in space span a decade or more, and have lived in Colorado. Nominees may also be awarded posthumously.

The deadline to submit a nomination is July 1, 2016. See all of the eligibility requirements here. Nominations will be reviewed by a volunteer selection committee.

A gala in Denver at Mile High Station during World Space Week on Oct. 7, 2016, will publicly celebrate the first honorees to be inducted into the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame. See ticket information and sponsorship availability here.

The Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame will live virtually on the internet, and may later find a permanent physical presence at the Space Foundation Discovery Center space museum and education center in Colorado Springs.

To Submit a Nomination
Submit a nomination in the form of a letter, not to exceed one page, by July 1, 2016, addressed to:

Elliot Pulham, Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

You may also email or fax nominations to the Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame program administrator:
Gina Taranto, Director of Philanthropy
Space Foundation
email: [email protected]
fax: 719.576.8801
phone: 719.576.8000

Save the Date
Plan now to attend the first Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala, to be held Friday, Oct. 7, at Mile High Station, Denver.

This article is part of Space Watch: June 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 6).