The Angioletta Coradini Mid-Career Award is an annual award given by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) to a researcher for significant, lasting accomplishments related to exploration science. The prize is presented, along with an invited lecture, at the annual Exploration Science Forum held each July at NASA Ames Research Center.
|Angioletta Coradini, received by Marcello Coradini||2017|
Angioletta Coradini (1946-2011) was an Italian planetary scientist who has inspired astronomers around the world. She was a Co-investigator for NASA lunar and planetary research (1970–74); a member of the Science Team for the CIRS and VIMS instruments, and PI of the VIMS visible channel, Cassini-Huygens mission (1991–2011), and Coordinator of the Moon Orbiting Observatory (MORO) proposal and member of the MORO science team (1993–96); and PI of the Jiram Instrument for the NASA New Frontiers Juno mission (2005–11) among many other activities.
The SSERVI awards are open to the entire research community; recipients need not reside in the U.S. nor be a U.S. citizen. Nominations are welcome at any time here but must be submitted by March 7 for consideration in that calendar year. Winners are formally presented with the awards at the annual Exploration Science Forum each summer. Nominees who are not selected will automatically become candidates for future consideration.