Four SSERVI awards are given each summer during the annual NASA
Exploration Science Forum. The awards range in scope from lifetime
achievements to early career contributions in Exploration Science.
Nominations from the community are strongly encouraged. Please click
on each award below for the award description and nomination
Nominees do not need to reside in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen; nor
do they need to be a member of a SSERVI Team. The Director of
SSERVI, upon recommendations by a SSERVI Awards Committee, is
responsible for the final selection of SSERVI award recipients. Any
nominee who is not selected will automatically become a candidate
for consideration the following two years if they still meet the
Nominations are due March 31st each year.
SSERVI is currently looking for nominees for the following awards:
The Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist Medal is an annual
award given to a scientist who has significantly contributed
throughout the course of their career to understanding the Moon
and small bodies in our solar system.
The Michael J. Wargo Exploration Science Award is an annual
award given to an exploration-oriented investigator or engineer
who has significantly contributed to the integration of
exploration and planetary science throughout their career.
The Angioletta Coradini Mid-Career Award is an annual award
given to a researcher for significant, lasting accomplishments
related to Solar System exploration science.
The Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award is an annual award
given to an investigator early in their career for significant
contributions to exploration science.