Space Foundation Accepting Nominations for Space Technology 2017 Hall of Fame

I've always been fascinated with Space and NASA; I even had a relative that worked there in Houston!  I recently got Google Fiber and found the NASA channel; the documentaries are amazing if you haven't seen them. Being in technology I worked with several amazing engineers, inventors, and innovators of new technology. NASA1 I encourage everyone to take a step back and think WHO should be nominated and inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. It's time to nominate a colleague female or male of their contributions to science, technology and space for this great planet we live on.

ANYONE can submit a nomination of a technology that was developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adopted for use on Earth.

Below is the press release including the deadline to submit a nomination which is Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 and also how you can nominate your friend, family member or colleague into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

May the FORCE be with you all potential nominees, GOOD LUCK and GOD SPEED!

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Space Foundation is Now Accepting Nominations for Space Technology Hall of Fame® 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2016) -- The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2017. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.

The Space Technology Hall of Fame recognizes the life-changing technologies emerging from global space programs; honors the scientists, engineers and innovators responsible; and communicates to the public the importance of these technologies as a return on investment in space exploration.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Anyone may submit a nomination of a technology that was developed anywhere in the world for use in space and then modified or adopted for use on Earth.

Nomination information, including online and downloadable nomination forms, is available at www.SpaceTechHallofFame.org or contact STHOF@spacefoundation.org.

Induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame for 2017 will take place on April 6 at the Space Foundation's 33rd Space Symposium, to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The 2016 inductees are:

  • Medtronic LaRC-SI, revolutionary insulation for the treatment of heart irregularities
  • Radar Technologies International WATEX, using satellite technology to locate water

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.

Judging 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 www.SpaceTechHallofFame.org.

About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, 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 field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.