Plan Now to Attend the 2nd Annual Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala

Thursday, October 5, 2017 • Mile High Station • Denver, Colorado USA

Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Honoring those who have advanced Colorado’s unique legacy in space-related endeavors.

Introducing Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame

Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Award

Colorado has always been committed to space and with so many heroes connected to the state, we are honored to show our appreciation to the astronauts, aerospace executives, government officials, scholars and other public and private sector leaders who have contributed most significantly to the evolution, success and development of Colorado’s space economy as one of the most important in the nation and world.

Join us October 5, 2017, during World Space Week, for our 2nd annual gala. Proceeds benefit education and outreach programs of the Space Foundation in order to continue to inspire new heroes for generations.

Looking for photos from the 2016 inaugural gala? Check out our Flickr page!

Celebrate Colorado Space Heroes!

Colorado Space Heroes 2nd Annual Gala
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mile High Station • Denver, Colorado

Gov. John W. Hickenlooper

“Colorado is a powerhouse state in aerospace thanks to the many business, government, military and research leaders who have advanced our space capability and inspired our youth for space endeavors. The Space Foundation has been a catalyst to propel our economy and we are proud that they call Colorado home. Congratulations to the courageous leaders with the Foundation's Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame.”

—Gov. John W. Hickenlooper

2016 Honorees

Alan Stern, Ph.D.

Alan Stern, Ph.D.

For leading NASA's New Horizons mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt, his work as a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant and author; named to the Time 100 in 2007 and 2016

The Honorable Peter B. Teets

The Honorable Peter B. Teets

For his work on space programs at Martin Marietta; for his leadership as President of Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, and President of Martin Marietta Space Group; his global industry leadership as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin Corp.; and his service as 13th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office and Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force

General James V. Hartinger

General James V. Hartinger, USAF (Ret.) (Posthumous Award)

For his work as Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command, Commander in Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and as the first Commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command

Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.

Ronald M. Sega, Ph.D.

For his work as a NASA astronaut; Professor and Director, Systems Engineering Programs, Colorado State University; Director of Defense Research & Engineering; and leadership in the U.S. Air Force Reserve (retired Major General)

A Special Thank You to Our 2016 Selection Judges

Vicky Lea
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Maj. Gen. Jay H. Lindell, USAF (Ret.)
Colorado Aerospace and Defense Industry Champion

Andrew Merritt
Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

Col. Gary Eugene Payton, USAF (Ret.)
Former NASA Astronaut and Instructor, U.S. Air Force Academy

Help Inspire Students and Future Leaders!

100% of proceeds directly support Space Foundation science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs, thanks to a generous anonymous contributor.

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors

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