Presented annually by the Space Foundation and co-sponsored by SpaceX, the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner honors extraordinary technologies originally developed for space that now improve life here on Earth.
The 2018 inductees are:
- High-Strength, Wear-Resistant Aluminum Alloy (MSFC-398)
- Laser Terminals for the Skies and Beyond
The 2018 Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner, celebrating its 30th anniversary, will be held Thursday, April 19, the last evening of the 34th Space Symposium. Reserve dinner tickets now here.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling humans to live on other planets. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It is the only private company to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit, which it first accomplished in December 2010. The company made history again in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft delivered cargo to and from the International Space Station — a challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has provided regular cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station for NASA.
In 2017, SpaceX successfully achieved the first reflight of an orbital class rocket – a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid rocket reusability. In February 2018, SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the world’s most powerful operational rocket.