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Nomination deadline approaches for 2006 Space Technology Hall of Fame

06/23/2005

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 24, 2005) -- Nominations are due July 1 for the 2006 Space Technology Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations may nominate commercial products, services, and technologies originally developed for the space program and now transformed for use on Earth. An esteemed panel of judges reviews the submissions and recommends technologies, their innovators, and innovating organizations for induction into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Technologies selected for induction will be announced in February 2006, and inductees will be honored at the Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner at the 22nd National Space Symposium April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Space Technology Hall of Fame, managed by the Space Foundation in partnership with NASA, enters its 19th year. The program serves to increase public awareness of the benefits of space technology and to encourage further innovation. Each individual or organization may nominate up to three technologies; previously submitted technologies may be renominated. For more information and a downloadable nomination form, visit www.SpaceTechHallOfFame.org or call the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000. Each nomination is reviewed for completeness, assessed by technical experts, and ranked by a panel of judges according to the economic benefit provided, the extent of public or private investment, the range of public awareness of and benefits from the product, service, or technology, the benefit to society as a whole, and the length of time the technology has been in use. Hyperspectral Imaging Systems, InnerVue(tm) Diagnostic Scope System, NanoCeram(r) Superfilters, and Outlast Technologies, Inc., Smart Fabric Technology(tm) were among the technologies honored in the 2005 Space Technology Hall of Fame.

About the Space Foundation Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C., and Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, Strategic Space 2005, Oct. 4-6, in Omaha, Neb.; Florida Space 2005, Nov. 15-17 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, Fla.; and the Foundation's signature event, the National Space Symposium, April 3-6, 2006, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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