International competitions sponsored by The Heinlein Prize Trust.

New Heinlein Award Announced

Trust recognizes technical achievements “in space” with new Heinlein Award HOUSTON, July 7, 2014 – The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT) have created a new Heinlein award class for an individual or individuals that have developed space-tested …  Read MoreRead More

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Space Flight Milestones

The Heinlein Prize Trust offers SpaceX congratulations on achieving an important commercial spaceflight milestone on December 3, 2013. A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, being the first commercial launch SpaceX has done from that location. …  Read MoreRead More

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Buzz Aldrin in China With the Heinlein Prize Trust

Buzz Aldrin and the Heinlein Prize Trust at the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing The Heinlein Prize Trust and Trustee Art Dula brought Buzz Aldrin, and a piece of the moon, to Beijing, China for the 64th International Astronautical …  Read MoreRead More

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Space Law: An Introduction for US Commercial Space Businesses

An overview of space law with emphasis on jurisdiction and control of commercial activities such as mining, settlement, and the tension between US national law and international treaty law. The Heinlein Prize Trust is pleased to offer this overview as a reference resource to commercial space businesses  Read MoreRead More

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2013 Space Commercialization Award to Big Science

The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize® Trust has awarded a $15,000 prize as part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. The business whose plan was chosen to receive the Heinlein Prize Trust Space Commercialization Award is Big Science from …  Read MoreRead More

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Flying Into the FutureFlying Into the Future Winners

The final results of the Third Flying Into the Future-Space Exploration Innovation Contest in Asia were announced in the ancient city of Xi’an on July 18, 2012. The contest was jointly organized by Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA) and the …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein Prize$15,000 Space Commercialization Award to SolidEnergy, MIT for “Shipstone”

The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize® Trust, has awarded a $15,000 prize as part of the Rice Business Plan Competition. The business whose plan was chose to receive the Heinlein Prize Trust Space Commercialization Award is SolidEnergy, MIT. SolidEnergy …  Read MoreRead More

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…For All Mankind

In the Mission Statement of The Heinlein Prize Trust, we say: The legacy of Robert and Virginia Heinlein is the shared dream of a future of humankind expanding ever outward into space—to the Moon, to the planets, out and onward …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeA Million People on Mars?

A million people on Mars? Someday, certainly. But starting in just the next ten to twenty years, and at a budget price? That is the goal of Heinlein Prize winner, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX. In an interview with NewScientist, …  Read MoreRead More

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Flying Into the Future – 若者によるコンテスト「未来への飛行」: 日本語/Japanese

若者によるコンテスト「未来への飛行」

ロバート・A・ハインライン/ヴァージニア・ハインライン財団では「ロバート・A・ハインライン記念、第3回アジア・未来への研究・コンテスト」を 発表します。このコンテスト(2012年7月、中国・北京にて発表・授与の予定)は宇宙科学及び宇宙工学の進歩を促進するものであり、著名なアメリカ人作 家であり現代SF小説の草分け的存在でもあるロバート・A・ハインラインを記念して行われます。  Read MoreRead More

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2011 Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On July 30th, Altius Space Machines won the $25,000 grand prize in the 2011 Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation. Altius’ winning business plan focused on their “Direct …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeHeinlein Prize 2011 Awarded to Elon Musk

The second Heinlein Prize® was awarded to the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities on June 29, 2011 in a luncheon ceremony in Washington, D.C. An award of $250,000, a Lady Vivamus sword from Robert …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeThe Heinlein Prize Trust and Star City

The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust has given a grant of $10,000 to “United by Space,” which runs “Star Relay” 2010-2011: a competition of scientific, technological, and artistic projects on space.  This grant will pay for expert consultation, …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeHeinlein Prize Honors Elon Musk of SpaceX

Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust announced today that the second-ever Heinlein Prize will go to Elon Musk, founder, CEO and CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX).  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeNewSpace Business Plan Prize

The Heinlein Prize Trust, in conjunction with the Space Frontier Foundation, announces a $5000 prize in the the 2011 Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early growth stages. The …  Read MoreRead More

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Flying Into the FutureFlying Into Future-Space Exploration Innovation Contest

July 7, 2010: The winners of the Asian Flying Into the Future – Space Exploration Innovation Contest were announced on July 7, 2010 at the Chinese Academy of Governance. As well as cash awards, the winners were also presented with copies of Robert A. Heinlein’s books Have Spacesuit—Will Travel and Tunnel in the Sky.  Read MoreRead More

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WinnersHeinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize Awarded to the University of Arkansas

April 22, 2010: Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize Awarded to the University of Arkansas  Read MoreRead More

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Rice Alliance$15,000 Heinlein Commercial Space Award

April 8, 2010: As part of its ongoing mission to encourage and advance commercial space activities, The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust, has underwritten a $15,000 prize as part of the Rice Business Plan Competition.  Read MoreRead More

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Space Frontier FoundationFinalists Selected for the Space Frontier Foundation’s Heinlein Business Plan Competition

June 30, 2009: Space Frontier Foundation is announces the 10 finalists for the Heinlein Business Plan Competition. The winner will be announced at the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala during the NewSpace 2009 Conference.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeMicrogravity Research Competition Winners Announced

April 21, 2009: University of Texas Health Science Center Wins Microgravity Research Competition with project focused on the development of the science and technology for controlled, long-term drug release. This research, conducted in space, could yield important cancer treatments here on Earth.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeMicrogravity Research Competition Finalists Announced

April 3, 2009: Three finalists in the Microgravity Research Competition, sponsored by The Heinlein Prize Trust, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies), and the Rice Alliance have been chosen. This competition gives student researchers an exciting opportunity to advance their projects in the ultimate laboratory—in Low Earth Orbit in the microgravity environment of a private spacecraft, the SpaceX Dragon.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeMicrogravity Research Competition Proposals Received

March 25, 2009: Nine proposals have been submitted by Florida Tech, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Universities Space Research Association, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, College of Menominee Nation, University of Texas Health Science Center, Duke University Medical Center, and University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeMicrogravity Research Competition Announced

January 19, 2009: The Heinlein Prize Trust announces the Microgravity Research Competition to reward innovation in the use of microgravity to advance biotech, nanotech, combustion, metallurgy, and other fields. The competition offers a $25,000 prize and transportation to and from Low Earth Orbit for the winning experiment aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeFirst Heinlein Prize Award Ceremony

July 7, 2006: On July 7th, Robert A. Heinlein’s 99th birthday, Dr. Peter Diamandis was awarded the first Heinlein Prize. The ceremony was elating; a more appropriate culmination and beginning to Heinlein’s life work would be difficult to imagine.  Read MoreRead More

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Peter DiamandisInaugural Heinlein Prize Honors Dr. Peter H. Diamandis

May 26, 2006: Inaugural $500,000 Heinlein Prize for Advances in Space Commercialization Honors Dr. Peter H. Diamandis. Dr. Diamandis will be honored at a dinner and award ceremony on July 7, 2006 at the St. Regis Hotel in Houston, Texas and receive $500,000, a gold Heinlein Medallion, the Lady Vivamus Sword (as described in Heinlein’s book Glory Road) and a Laureate’s Diploma.  Read MoreRead More

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Flight Into the FutureFlight into the Future Project Contest Announced

January 27, 2005: The “Robert A. Heinlein Flight into the Future Project Contest” is a competition to encourage young international students and researchers in the field of space exploration. The competition will identify, support, and promote innovative projects by these researchers. Winning researchers will receive a cash award, a prize diploma, and international recognition of their work.  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein PrizeMajor Prize Focuses on Space Commercialization

September 29, 2003: The Heinlein Prize, a major new award for practical accomplishments in commercial space activities, was announced  Read MoreRead More

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