Space Foundation accepting lifetime achievement nominees

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This exhibit from NASA has already been attracting crowds of visitors to the Space Foundation’s expanded facilities.

The Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation announced Monday that it is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, an annual lifetime achievement award.

The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award “recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity,” according to the announcement.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30 and the award will be presented during a luncheon at the 31st annual Space Symposium, at The Broadmoor next April. Anyone may nominate a person for the award, but may not nominate oneself.

This year’s award recipient was A. Thomas Young, an expert in space programs, according to the announcement.

The organization was founded in Colorado Springs in 1983 and operates its Space Foundation World Headquarters and Discovery Center at 4425 Arrowswest Dr., near Garden of the Gods Road.

For more information about the award and other Space Foundation matters, visit spacefoundation.org.