The ideal candidate will be a woman who has changed the space industry, has personally contributed innovative technology verified by flight experience (include launch date), and will be recognized through future decades as having created milestones in the development of space as a resource for all humankind.

A maximum of one (1) awards may be presented annually.


The candidate must have:

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of exceptional engineering accomplishment in aeronautics, astronautics, electronics, structures, space medicine, or
  • Any other applicable space-related field.