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Space Security and Defense Program to Receive 2018 Space Achievement Award

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2018) – The Space Foundation has selected the Space Security and Defense Program to receive its 2018 Space Achievement Award for bringing space survivability and protection to the forefront of national leadership. The award annually recognizes individuals or organizations for critical milestones in the evolution of space exploration and development. 

The 2018 Space Achievement Award will be presented on April 16 during the opening ceremony of the 34th Space Symposium at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. The opening ceremony is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman, and features presentation of top Space Foundation awards.

Past recipients of the Space Achievement Award have included:

  • 2017 Year in Space Mission
  • 2016 SpaceX
  • 2015 X-37B OTV Team
  • 2014 U.S. Air Force GPS Team
  • 2013 NOAA
  • 2012 Junichiro Kawaguchi, Ph.D., JAXA
  • 2011 SpaceX and Telecom sans Frontieres
  • 2010 Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission Team

About the Space Symposium

To be held April 16-19, the Space Symposium is the premier annual global, commercial, civil, military and emergent space conference. Visit for the agenda and speakers, as well as secure online registration.


34th Space Symposium Sponsorship
a.i. solutions, Aeroject Rocketdyne, Aerospace Industries Association, AGIAviation Week NetworkBAE SystemsBall AerospaceBoeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, BWX Technologies, Inc., Colorado Space Coalition, Cosmic AES, Deloitte, El Pomar Foundation, Engility, European Union, Eutelsat America CorpFedEx, Harris, Inmarsat, LeidosLockheed Martin, Maui Economic Development Board, MicrosoftNorthrop Grumman, Orbital ATK, PeratonRaytheon, Riverside Research, National Security Services, Secure World Foundation, SES Government SolutionsSpaceNews, SpaceX, Stellar Solutions, StratasysULA, Viasat.


About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and 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 Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – and – and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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Space Foundation Contact:   
Carol Hively, Director – Public Relations & Team Communications
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