Sunday, April 30, 2006

Diamandis Earns 2006 Lindbergh Award

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation, will receive an honorary 2006 Lindbergh Award for his pioneering work developing a commercial spaceflight industry.

Diamandis, among other things, was the first to recognize the potential in allowing private firms to tackle the difficult task of lobbing human beings into space. Scaled Composites, SpaceShip One, would capture the first X-Prize prize just eight years after it was announced.

According to the Web site of the Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation:

"The concept of a technology/nature balance, in which Charles and Anne Lindbergh so firmly believed, is now coming to the forefront as the answer to some of our global problems," said Clare Hallward, Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation Grants Selection Committee. "The projects of our grant recipients have, since 1978, made significant contributions to such a balance. Because of the standards employed by the Foundation's grants program, it has earned international credibility which enables many Lindbergh Grant recipients to secure additional funding to continue their important work."

"The Foundation seeks to support present and future generations in working toward such a balance, that we may "...discern nature's essential wisdom and combine it with our scientific knowledge..." (Charles A. Lindbergh) and "balance power over life with reverence for life" (Anne Morrow Lindbergh). "

Congratulations Dr. Diamandis. The honor is well deserved...

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