Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Space Achievement Award.
Established in 1995, Space Foundation’s Space Achievement Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated attainment, breakthrough space technology, or program or product success representing critical milestones in the evolution of space exploration and development. The Space Achievement Award is presented annually at Space Symposium.
“It is our honor to recognize International Astronautical Federation and call even greater attention to the tremendous accomplishments achieved since its inception,” said Space Foundation CEO Tom Zelibor. “For more than 70 years, the organization has worked tirelessly to promote dialogue and inspire cooperation and connection among space nations through the fulfillment of their mission and activities.”
The International Astronautical Federation was established in 1951, when scientists from the field of space research gathered to ensure a constant dialogue between the space nations, regardless of political turmoil. The IAF is the world’s leading space advocacy body, with 433 members in 72 countries, including all leading space agencies, companies, research institutions, universities, societies, associations, institutes and museums worldwide. As the organizer of the annual International Astronautical Congress and other thematic events, the IAF actively encourages the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes and supports the dissemination of scientific and technical information related to space.
The award will be presented April 4, 2022, during Space Foundation’s 37th Space Symposium opening ceremonies to be held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.