Gaylen R. Hinton is the winner of the very first prize awarded by the International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC). His paper, ‘Seven Deadly Assumptions about Space Elevators‘ was awarded an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Artsutanov Prize award category.
Gaylen received a framed Honorable Mention certificate, signed by both Yuri Artsutanov and ISEC Prize Chair Peter Swan. He also had the tremendous good fortune to be personally handed the award by Yuri Artsutanov, attending the conference due to ISEC’s efforts.
In addition, ISEC is going to pay for Gaylen’s Space Elevator Conference Registration Fee, as a token of our appreciation of his efforts. Finally, his paper is going to be included in the upcoming ISEC Journal.
So, congratulations to Gaylen Hinton, the first person to receive an award from ISEC. We hope to see even better papers from Gaylen in the future.
I’ve included two picture thumbnails in this post (and, as always, you can click on them to see a full-size version). The first is of Gaylen, on the left, receiving his award from Yuri, on the right. In the middle is ISEC Director, Vice-President and Prize Chair, Peter Swan. Peter gave the award presentation speech.
The second thumbnail is of, from left to right, Gaylen Hinton, Yuri Artsutanov, John Lee and Peter Swan. John Lee is the head of the Leeward Space Foundation. His foundation is a sponsor of the ISEC awards.
Congratulations again to Gaylen Hinton – well done!