Space Technology Hall of Fame

How Space Technology Improves Your Life

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

By Kevin C. Cook, Space Foundation Vice President -- Marketing and Communications

At the Space Foundation, a key focus of What We Do is support and celebrate space technology, developed for use in space but adapted to serve many practical benefits here on Earth. While we would like to think this is common knowledge, we're not quite there.

Space technology touches and enhances practically every aspect of life on Earth. Much of what our lives - think healthcare, communications, travel, recreation, entertainment - benefits directly from technology originally developed for, or improved for, space exploration. Technologies developed to get us "out there" come home to improve life on Earth.

The Space Foundation, in cooperation with our international partners, established the Space Technology Hall of Fame® to increase public appreciation of the many practical benefits of space exploration and to encourage further innovation.

Through these programs, the Space Foundation actively supports and expands efforts by international space agencies and corporate partners to encourage the fullest use of space.

Now entering its 32nd year, the Space Technology Hall of Fame® has become a coveted form of recognition, paying tribute to the organizations and individuals who have successfully transformed technology originally developed for space use into products and services that improve life on Earth.

To date, we have inducted a total of 79 technologies and honored hundreds of organizations and individuals who transformed space technology into commercial products that improve the quality of life for all humanity.

As always, we invite you to participate in and support these important space awareness efforts in any way you are able. . . submitting a nomination for consideration to be inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, for example!

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Anyone may submit nominations of technologies developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adopted for use on Earth. Learn more here.