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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Science Deck from Virginia Edition Publishing Company

PRESS RELEASE from the Virginia Edition Publishing Company, introducing Science Deck non-fiction publications: Space Elevators_Press-Release_01-15-2014 Technology and way forward assessed in revolutionary, new space elevator book HOUSTON, January 15, 2014 – The foremost experts in the field unite to create …  Read MoreRead More

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Virginia Edition Publishing Supports Heinlein For Heroes

HOUSTON, October 22, 2013 – Beginning today all Virginia Edition sets purchased will also receive a $110 donation of Heinlein books to the Heinlein For Heroes (H4H) program on the purchaser’s behalf. H4H is a military appreciation program.  Its goal …  Read MoreRead More

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HeinleinHeinlein’s 106th

On July 7th we always pause to note the anniversary of the birth of Robert A. Heinlein™. Though he passed away in 1988, Robert Heinlein continues to be an enduring and influential American writer of speculative fiction. Most of his …  Read MoreRead More

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Robert A. Heinlein – 25 Years

May 8, 2013 marks 25 years since the passing of Robert A. Heinlein. Rather than a cause of sadness, this milestone reminds us of the strength and lasting impact of Heinlein, his wisdom, and his works, and how they are, …  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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Heinlein Publishing History is Made!

Heinlein publishing history was made on March 26, 2013 when the Kickstarter project to fund a graphic novel version of Robert A. Heinlein’s Citizen of the Galaxy achieved its funding goal! With several days yet before the funding date of …  Read MoreRead More

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Citizen of the Galaxy Graphic Novel

Citizen of the Galaxy will be the first graphic novel adapted from Robert Heinlein’s Virginia Edition, which is the complete and definitive 46 volume collector’s set of all of  Heinlein’s works. This project is approved by the copyright owner, the …  Read MoreRead More

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Heinlein Pay It ForwardHeinlein Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Fund

In 2006 The Heinlein Prize Trust started a modest, experimental scholarship/loan program with the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. The International Space University is an institution of higher learning offering Masters degrees in Space Studies, Space Management, and Business …  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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World Space Week

The Heinlein Prize Trust joins in World Space Week at the International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy. If you are attending IAC, visit the Heinlein Prize Trust stand to get World Space Week information, posters, and teacher guides. Every year …  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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 Rod Walker, as Heinlein Intended

The recent release of “Tunnel In the Sky” by Full Cast Audio brought an opportunity to to present the character of Rod Walker as Heinlein intended him to be–as a young, black man.  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 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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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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SeaLaunchHeinlein Prize Trust invests in Sea Launch

March 4, 2010: The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust, acting through its trustees, has agreed to make a secured investment in Sea Launch Company, a California based commercial launch services provider that has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization since mid-2009.  Read MoreRead More

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Have Spacesuit-Will TravelHave Spacesuit – Will Travel, And It Did!

October 9, 2009: A genuine spacesuit, was shown to 210 students participating in the “Have Spacesuit, Will Travel” educational program sponsored by The Heinlein Prize Trust, World Space Week, and Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Ph.D. who accompanied the spacesuit to the classes.  Read MoreRead More

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SpaceX Launches Falcon1

July 15, 2009: A partner of The Heinlein Prize Trust on events such as the Microgravity Research Competition, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announced the successful launch of Falcon 1 Flight 5 launch vehicle and the precision placement of Malaysia’s RazakSAT into Earth orbit. The Heinlein Prize Trust offers its congratulations on this achievement.  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 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 ArchivesHeinlein Archives Online Launched

July 7, 2007: The Heinlein Archives launched to the public July 7, 2007 at the Heinlein Centennial in Kansas City, Missouri. The online Heinlein Archives brings the entire Archives collection of noted American author, Robert A. Heinlein, to the Internet.  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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EnergiaNikolai Sevastyanov Elected Head of Energia

May 29, 2005: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate Nikolai Sevastyanov on his election as head of Russia’s Rocket and Space Corporation Energia. His election is welcome news for all who are working for the commercial development of space industry.  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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CassiniCongratulations to the Cassini-Huygens Mission Team

January 14, 2005: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate the European Space Agency, NASA, JPL, and the Italian space agency, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, for their successful landing of the Huygens probe on the surface of Titan!  Read MoreRead More

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SpaceShipOneSpaceShipOne

October 4, 2004: The Trustees of the Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust congratulate the Mojave Aerospace Ventures Team and their successful flight of SpaceShipOne!  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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