Space Life Sciences Award

The Space Life Sciences Award recognizes outstanding results in two broad categories of research: a) results of space life sciences research on the ISS or elsewhere that benefit humanity overall (e.g., medicine, genomics, etc.) and b) discoveries of importance to conducting the human exploration of space (e.g., effects of zero g and mitigation strategies.

Award Criteria


  • 2023 – The AstroRad Radiation-Shielding Vest is recognized for for advancing the state-of-the-art in astronaut radiation protection through in-space flight testing with crew and advanced instrumentation, including the successful test on the Artemis I mission.
  • 2022 – Dr. Rob Feri and Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul
  • 2020-2021 – No Award Given
  • 2019 – Mark Ott
  • 2018 – Millard Reschke
  • 2017 – NASA Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)
  • 2016 – No Award Given
  • 2015 – Brian E. Crucian
  • 2014 – Scott Smith