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DEDICATED TO HER

The first Mid-Career SSERVI award to Angioletta

Named in honor of planetary scientist Angioletta Coradini, the 2017 award will be given to Angioletta posthumously, with her brother Marcello

The new SSERVI Angioletta Coradini Mid-Career Award will be given annually to a mid-career scientist for broad, lasting accomplishments related to SSERVI fields of interest. Named in honor of planetary scientist Angioletta Coradini, the 2017 award will be given to Angioletta posthumously, with her brother Marcello (in the picture) accepting it on her behalf at the Exploration Science Forum on July 18th. 

 

Marcello Coradini, in his speech, recalled the stages of his sister's life, the various celestial bodies dedicated to her: Asteroid 4598 Coradini;  Coradini Gate on 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko; Angioletta Crater on Vesta; Coradini Crater on Pluto (Provisional name subject to approval by IAU Nomenclature Committee), and the serveral awards as the EGU Cassini gold medal and the Nasa Distinguished service medal. And now the SSERVI Mid-Career Angioletta Coradini award.

 

Recognizing that science and exploration go hand in hand, NASA created SSERVI in 2013, expanding the scope of the former NASA Lunar Science Institute to include basic and applied scientific research on the Moon, near Earth asteroids, and the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos. The Eugene Shoemaker Distinguished Scientist medal, Michael J. Wargo Award, Susan Mahan Niebur award, and Angioletta Coradini Award recognize outstanding achievement in exploration science. The winners are nominated by their academic peers, and selected by SSERVI Director Yvonne Pendleton. The awards will be presented along with invited lectures from the recipients at the 2017 Exploration Science Forum (ESF) taking place July 18-20 at the NASA Research Park at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.