Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy

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The Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to an individual or group determined to have made the most impact on space activities over the past year. It is named after Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry.[1] It is the primary award of the National Space Club presented during the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C.

List of award winners[edit]

Year Winner[2]
2016 The New Horizons Mission Team
2012 The GPS Originator Team
2011 Simon Ramo, PhD
2010 Norman R. Augustine
2009 Michael D. Griffin
2008 Peter B. Teets
2007 Captain John W. Young, USN (Ret.)
2006 Dr. James Van Allen
2005 Mars Exploration Rover Project Team
2004 STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Recovery Team
2003 The STS-107 Crew
2002 First International Space Station Expedition Crew
2001 Daniel S. Goldin
2000 Keith R. Hall
1999 John Glenn
1998 Dr. Sheila E. Widnall
1997 Dr. Shannon W. Lucid
1996 Jimmie D. Hill
1995 Gen. Thomas S. Moorman, Jr.
1994 The Crew of Space Shuttle Mission 61
1993 Forrest S. McCartney
1992 The Magellan Project Team Leaders
1991 Norman Ralph Augustine
1990 Dr. Lew Allen, Jr.
1989 The Shuttle Return to Flight Team
1988 James M. Beggs
1987 Edward C. Aldridge, Jr.
1986 Lieutenant General James A. Abrahamson
1985 President Ronald Reagan
1984 Congressman Don Fuqua
1983 John F. Yardley
1982 The Crewmen for STS 1 & 2
1981 The NASA/JPL Voyager Team
1980 The NASA/JPL Voyager Project Team
1979 Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.
1978 Charles S. Draper
1977 Viking Project Team
1976 Frank E. Moss
1975 The Skylab Astronauts[3]
1974 Olin F. Teague
1973 George M. Low
1972 Clinton P. Anderson
1971 James E. Webb
1970 The Apollo 11 Astronauts
1969 The Apollo 8 Astronauts
1968 Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
1967 George P. Miller
1966 Lyndon B. Johnson
1965 William H. Pickering
1964 Hugh L. Dryden
1963 John H. Glenn
1962 Robert R. Gilruth
1961 Lockheed Missiles & Space Division
1960 Karol J. Bossard
1959 Samuel K. Hoffman
1958 Wernher von Braun


  1. ^ Kluger, Jeffrey (March 29, 1999). "Rocket Scientist Robert Goddard". Time. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Past Goddard Trophy Winners". National Space Club. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Ford Praises Astronauts, Space Program". Daily Press. Newport News, Virginia. UPI. April 12, 1975. p. 23 – via Newspapers.com. 

External links[edit]

National Space Club