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Oct 08 2014

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First recipient of the Heinlein Award: Daniel O’Shaughnessy

The Robert A. and Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust, a nonprofit foundation promoting the commercial uses of space, created the Heinlein Award to recognize space-tested technologies that can benefit commercial space activities.

As a lead on the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, he devised a way to use the increasing solar radiation pressure to MESSENGER’s advantage to keep it on course.

SAL—-UTE!

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