Space Technology Award

 The Space Technology Award was established to recognize an outstanding achievement in space technology.

Award Criteria


  • 2021 – Christopher McLean of Ball Aerospace for his technical leadership across groundbreaking programs at Ball Aerospace, and for his contributions to the profoundly unique Green Propellant Infusion Mission, which successfully deployed a non-toxic monopropellant providing longer mission durations, additional maneuverability, increased payload volume, and simplified Space Vehicle launch processing compared to hydrazine.
  • 2020 – The OSIRIS-REx Team
  • 2019 – Jeff Haynes and the AR-22 Team
  • 2018 – No Award Given
  • 2017 – Paul McNamara and the LISA Pathfinder Team
  • 2016 – Mary J. “Niki” Werkheiser
  • 2015 – Peter Theisinger
  • 2014 – Bobby Braun