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Flight Safety Award

PHOTO DATE: 09-25-15 LOCATION: Bldg. 8, Room 183 - Photo Studio SUBJECT: High quality photos of all the Space Flight Awareness awards for their website. PHOTOGRAPHER: BILL STAFFORD

This award recognizes significant individual or team contributions related to the prevention of a catastrophic mishap to the crew, vehicle, or mission. The approval process for this award includes an SFA Working Group member, the SFA Program Manager, and the NASA Associate Administrator for Safety and Mission Assurance.


To be eligible for this award, nominees must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Contributed significantly to the prevention of a mishap that could cause loss of the vehicle, crew, or mission objective.
  2. Identified, reported, or corrected a safety hazard that could directly cause a serious mishap to the vehicle, crew, or mission.
  3. Suggested an idea for improving flight safety, thereby preventing the probability of crew injury during a mission.
  4. Exhibited timely and effective reaction to an emergency.

Download Criteria: flight_safety_criteria_recognition.docx

Download SFA Awards Nomination Form: sfa_awards_nomination_form.pdf


The award consists of:

(1) Congratulatory letter signed by the highest level of management from the nominating NASA Center and/or contractor organization; and

(2) Trophy.