Have Space Suit - Will Travel Program CertificateThe Heinlein Prize® is for accomplishments in commercial space activities. The Heinlein Prize is worldwide.

The Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein™, a renowned American author. Both Robert and his wife Virginia were strong advocates of human advancement into space through commercial endeavors. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances their dream of humanity’s future in space.

The Heinlein Prize Trust will present a substantial award to the individual or individuals who achieve practical accomplishments in the field of commercial space activities.

Winners will receive a medallion, a diploma, and the Lady Vivamus sword, as described in Heinlein’s Glory Road, and a monetary award.

Nominations for the Heinlein Prize will be made by a worldwide board of advisers.

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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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 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 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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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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