U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson speaks after accepting the military space Government Leader of the Year award at the 2nd Annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation on Dec. 3 in Washington. Credit: Lisa Nipp for SpaceNews
The winners of the 2017 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. From left, Planet's Richard Leshner; H.E. Sylvie Lucas, ambassador of Luxembourg; SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell; ILS President Kirk Pysher; Col. Steven Lang, 45th Space Wing; Lt. Col. Jack Lovin, USSTRATCOM; Marcy Steinke, Maxar Technologies; Jason Crusan, NASA. Credit: Kate Patterson for SpaceNews