Space Pioneer Awards

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Space Pioneer Awards or NSS Space Pioneer Awards are the annual awards given by National Space Society, an independent non-profit educational membership organisation, to individuals and teams who have opened the space frontier.[1]

The awards are given in 13 categories and category is awarded each year.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission team won 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category.[2]

Categories[edit]

The 13 categories in which award could be given are:

  1. Business / Corporate
  2. Business / Entrepreneur
  3. Compelling Art
  4. Educator / Education
  5. Government Service (Non-legislative)
  6. Government Service (Legislative)
  7. Mass Media
  8. Public Awareness
  9. Scientist / Engineer
  10. Service to the Space Community
  11. Space Development
  12. Special Merit
  13. Wide Media

List of recipients[3][edit]

2015 - Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), (Mars Orbiter Mission)

2011 - Elon Musk [Business Entrepreneur]

2011 - Robert Bigelow [Space Development]

2011 - X-51A Waverider Team [Science and Engineering]

2011 - Paul Spudis [Scientific or Engineering Paper]

2011 - Gordon R. Woodcock [Lifetime of Service to the Space Community]

2011 - George T. Whitesides [Service to the Space Community]

2010 - Ray D. Bradbury [Mass Media]

2010 - George T. Whitesides [Service to the Space Community]

2010 - NASA-Ames LCROSS Mission Team [Science and Engineering]

2009 - Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) [Science and Engineering]

2009 - John C. Mankins [Space Development]

2009 - Brian G. Marsden [Service to the Space Community]

2009 - Russell L. Schweickart [Historic Space Achievement]

2008 - "The Caballeros" Col. Mike Hornitschek, USAF, Col. M.V. “Coyote” Smith, USAF, Lt. Col. Peter Garretson, USAF, Lt. Col. Paul Damphousse, USMC, and Gen. James Armor (Ret.) [Space Development]

2008 - Anita E. Gale [Education]

2008 - Al Globus [Education]

2008 - Patricia Grace Smith [Government Service (Non-legislative)]

2007 - Kenneth Cox [Space Development]

2007 - Heinz Hermann Koelle [Special Merit]

2006 - Elon Musk [Business/Entrepreneur]

2006 - JAXA HAYABUSA (MUSES-C) Mission Team [Scientist/Engineer]

2006 - Michael Griffin [Space Development]

2005 - Paul Allen [Business/Entrepreneur]

2005 - Mars Exploration Rover Team, accepted by Dr. Steven Squyres [Scientist/Engineer]

2005 - Dr. Boris Smeds, ESA, for Cassini/Huygens mission [Scientist/Engineer]

2004 - Rep. Sherwood Boehlert [Government Service (Legislative)]

2004 - Gary Pearce Barnhard [Special Merit - Space Activist of the Year]

2004 - Randall Severy [Special Merit - Space Activist of the Year]

2001 - Leonard David [Mass Media]

2001 - Dr. Robert Farquhar, Mission Director, and the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Mission Team [Scientist/Engineer]

1998 - George French for MoonLink [Business/Entrepreneur]

1998 - Alan Binder [Scientist/Engineer]

1997 - Greg Allison [Business/Entrepreneur]

1997 - Rep. James Sensenbrenner, for Commercial Space Act of 1997 [Government Service (Legislative)]

1997 - Mars meteorite team [Scientist/Engineer]

1997 - Lori Garver [Special Merit]

1996 - Charlie Chafer [Business/Entrepreneur]

1996 - Jeff Kluger [Mass Media]

1996 - Peter Diamandis [Special Merit]

1995 - Glenn Heinmiller [Mass Media]

1995 - General Daniel Graham [Special Merit]

1995 - Dr. Mark Albrecht [Special Merit]

1994 - Dr. Stewart Nozette [Scientist/Engineer]

1994 - Tim Kyger [Special Merit]

1993 - McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Delta Clipper Team [Business/Corporate]

1993 - Dr. Daniel Goldin [Special Merit]

1992 - Westinghouse Electric Corporation Commercial and Civil Space Division [Business/Corporate]

1992 - Barbara Morgan [Education]

1992 - Sen. Barbara Mikulski [Government Service (Legislative)]

1991 - Women in Aerospace [Public Awareness]

1991 - K. Eric Drexler [Space Development]

1990 - Orbital Sciences Corporation [Business/Corporate]

1990 - Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology [Business/Entrepreneur]

1990 - Rep. Ron Packard [Government Service (Legislative)]

1990 - Lyman Spitzer, Jr. [Scientist/Engineer]

1989 - 3M Corporation [Business/Corporate]

1989 - James Bennett [Business/Entrepreneur]

1989 - Pat Rawlings [Compelling Art]

1989 - The Challenger Center [Education]

1989 - Sen. Jake Garn [Government Service (Legislative)]

1989 - Wendell Mendell [Scientist/Engineer]

1988 - Gilbert W. Keyes, Boeing [Business/Corporate]

1988 - Byron Lichtenberg [Business/Entrepreneur]

1988 - Dermot Burke and the Princeton Ballet for “A Tribute” [Compelling Art]

1988 - Kamil Naguib, World Aerospace Education Foundation [Education]

1988 - Rep. George Brown, Jr. [Government Service (Legislative)]

1988 - Doug Morrow, Richard MacLeod, U.S. Space Foundation [Mass Media]

1988 - Thomas Rogers [Scientist/Engineer]

1988 - Craig Covault [Wide Media]

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