The Space Foundation announced the 2007 recipient of the Jack Swigert Award for Space Exploration;
The astronomical observatories, scientists, researchers, and students of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) will be honored with the award Monday, April 9 in Colorado Springs during the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd National Space Symposium.
The award honors the memory of Apollo 13 astronaut and Colorado Congressman-elect Jack Swigert.
The National Space Symposium is the premier annual space industry conference and will take place April 9-12, 2007, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
“Over the decades, Caltech has provided us with eyes to explore the universe and guides to improve our understanding of what we see there,” said Elliot G. Pulham, president and chief executive officer of the Space Foundation. “We are pleased to honor Caltech for its enormous body of astronomical research that expands our knowledge of the universe.”
The California Institute of Technology was chosen as the recipient of the Jack Swigert Award for Space Exploration for the trailblazing body of astronomy research and discoveries made by the Caltech astronomy community and the successful management of one of the world’s most impressive portfolio of observatories – the telescopes of the Palomar Observatory, the W.M. Keck Observatory, the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, the Chajnanator Observatory, the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, the Big Bear Solar Observatory, and the Robinson/ Downs Rooftop Observatories.