California Space Authority

SpotBeam Awards

 

2009 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • National Security Space Award: Defense Support Program (DSP)
  • Civil Space Award: NASA Apollo 11 Mission 40th Anniversary
  • Commercial Space: Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
  • Space Innovation Award: Google Earth
  • International Space Award: Aersopace Valley of France
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce Awards:
    Industry Initiatives for Science and Mathematics Education (IISME) and California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative (CALVEIN)
  • Federal Leadership Award: Mr. Joseph Rouge
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Current) Award: Dr. Gregory Chamitoff
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Former) Award: Dr. Ellen Ochoa
  • Space Science Research Award: Space Sciences Laboratory
  • Business Development and Retention Award: Connectory.com®
  • Space Entertainment Awards: Ms. Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek (2009)
  • Space Manufacturing Award: Next Intent
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Buzz Aldrin
  • New Space Professional Award: Dr. Patty Chang-Chien
  • Small Disadvantaged 8A Business Impact and Accomplishments Award: UDASH, Inc.

2008 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • Lifetime Achievement: Bradford W. Parkinson (Col., USAF, Ret.)
  • State Leadership: Lieutenant Governor John Gararmendi
  • Federal Leadership: Congressman Mike Honda
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce Awards:
    • Traveling Space Museum
    • Alliance for Regional Collaboration to Heighten Education Success (ARCHES)
  • Business Development and Retention: Antelope Valley Board of Trade
  • Commercial Space: The Spaceship Company
  • Space Innovation:
    • Spectrolab
    • Space Exploration Technologies
  • Space Manufacturing: ACE Clearwater Enterprises
  • National Security Space: Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • Civil Space: Phoenix Mars Lander Mission
  • International: Canadian Space Agency
  • Space Science Research: Voyager Mission
  • New Space Professional: Amy Connors
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Former): James H. Newman, PhD
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Current): Rex J. Walhein (Col., USAF)
  • Special Recognition of Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST):
    • Dawn Marie O'Connor
    • Jeffrey Ma rk Luscher

2007 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • Federal Leadership: Congressman Adam B. Schiff
  • State Leadership: Secretary Victoria L. Bradshaw
  • Business Development & Retention: Mojave Air and Space Port
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce Awards:
    • Raytheon
    • NOVA Workforce Board/University of California Extension, Santa Cruz
    • University of California Extension, Santa Cruz
  • Civil Space: Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Program
  • National Security Space: U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin Corporation SBIRS Team
  • Commercial Space Award: Space Systems/Loral
  • Space Innovation: XCOR Aerospace, Inc.
  • Space Manufacturing: COM DEV USA
  • International Space: German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Space Science Research: Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Program
  • Space Entertainment: Star Wars
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Former): Gen. Kevin Chilton
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame (Current): Barbara Morgan
  • Special Recognition of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST):
    • Ms. Tapp Hancock
    • Ms. Anne Marie Wotkyns

2006 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • Special Recognition of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST):
    • Margaret Cagle
    • Caleb Cheung
  • Federal Leadership: Emily Stover DeRocco
  • State Leadership: Assemblymember Ted W. Lieu
  • National Security Space: 14th Air Force
  • Space Science Research:
    • Dr. Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames Research Center
    • Dr. Mark Showalter, SETI Institute
  • Business Develompent & Retention: Southern California Edison
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce Awards:
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Sally Ride Science
  • Commercial Space: Magellan
  • Space Innovation: SpaceDev, Inc.
  • International Space: Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.
  • Civil Space: NASA Ames Research Center
  • Space Entertainment: Gene Roddenberry (Posthumously)
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame: Col. Richard A. Searfoss, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

2005 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • National Security Space: Vandenberg Air Force Base
  • Civil Space:
    • NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
    • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Commercial Space: Trimble Navigation, Ltd.
  • Space Innovation: Quakefinder, LLC
  • International Space: Sea Launch Company, LLC
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce Awards:
    • Chabot Space and Science Center (Education)
    • Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (Workforce)
  • Federal Leadership: Rep. Ken Calvert
  • State Leadership:
    • California Governor's Council on Base Support and Retention
    • Assemblyman Mike Gordon (Posthumously)
  • Business Development and Retention: Los Angeles Air Force Base Regional Alliance
  • California Astronaut Hall of Fame: Dr. Stephen Robinson

2004 SpotBeam Award Recipients:

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  • National Security Space: Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)
  • Civil Space: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Commercial Space: DIRECTV
  • The Buzz Aldrin Space Education & Workforce SpotBeam Award: CubeSat Project
  • Space Innovation: Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team, SpaceShipOne
  • International Partnering: British American Business Council, Los Angeles
  • Space Policy – Federal: National Security Space: Rep. Jerry Lewis
  • Space Policy – Federal: Civil and Commercial Space: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
  • Space Policy – Federal: Intelligence Space: Rep. Jane Harman
  • Space Policy – State: Statewide Space Enterprise Support: Senator William "Pete" Knight (posthumously)

For more details about last year's SpotBeam Awards Dinner and award recipients, please visit here.