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, 2018, in Washington. Credit: Lisa Nipp for SpaceNews

Your vote will determine the Reader’s Choice for each category and help the SpaceNews editorial team select the winners and runners up for  this year’s SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation. 

Take the survey below to cast your votes. Voting ends at Nov. 1 at midnight Eastern. Winners will be notified by email in mid-November.

Create your own user feedback survey


Your votes will help us pick the winners in each of the following categories:

Company of the Year
Government Agency of the Year
Corporate Leader of the Year
Government Leader of the Year
Unsung Hero of the Year
Startup of the Year
Turnaround of the Year
Breakthrough of the Year
Deal of the Year
The Space Stewardship Award

Selection Process

  • September: Readers submitted nominations in the above categories.
  • October: The SpaceNews editorial team selects finalists from community nominations.
  • Oct. 27-Nov. 1: Readers vote on finalists via SpaceNews.com.
  • Mid-November: Winners will be notified by SpaceNews.
  • December: Winners will be announced online and in the Dec. 9 issue of SpaceNews magazine.

Purchase tickets for the Dec. 10 SpaceNews Awards luncheon

Read about previous SpaceNews Awards winners


Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Brian Berger is editor in chief of SpaceNews.com and the SpaceNews magazine. He joined SpaceNews.com in 1998, spending his first decade with the publication covering NASA. His reporting on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident was...