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30th Space Symposium
May 19-22, 2014 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Space Technology Hall of Fame®





The Space Technology Hall of Fame® honors those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame® affords space innovators much deserved recognition, increases public awareness and encourages further innovation. The Space Foundation established the Space Technology Hall of Fame in 1988 to increase public awareness of the benefits that result from space exploration programs and to encourage further innovation. Additional information about the Space Technology Hall of Fame®, including a complete list of inducted technologies, is available at

2014 inductees:

  • Cospas-Sarsat Global Satellite System, a global, satellite-based search-and-rescue system that is operated and managed by more than 40 countries
  • NeuroArm technologies, an image-guided MR-compatible robot for microsurgery that combines precision robotics with the capacity of the human mind

Both life-saving technologies were originally developed for space applications and have now been modified for products and services used on Earth.

About Nomination and Judging

Each year, the Space Technology Hall of Fame solicits nominations from the industry and the public. After a thorough review process that establishes whether the technologies did, indeed, have their origins in space exploration and/or research, the qualifying technologies are reviewed and ranked by a distinguished panel of judges. The 2014 inducted technologies, individuals and organizations will be honored at a special reception and dinner on May 22, 2014, during the Space Symposium.

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Nominations for 2015 Induction

The deadline to submit nominations for induction during 2015 will be Aug. 22, 2014. 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