Monday, November 17, 2008

UA's Mars Lander snares Gov's Innovator of Year Award

The University of Arizona won the Governor's Innovator of the Year Award [right] in the academia category for leading NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission.

In the past few weeks, the Phoenix Mars Mission has been given the 2008 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award for innovation, the 2008 Civil Space Award from the California Space Authority, the 2008 National Space Club Astronautics Engineer Award, and Popular Science magazine's 2008 "Best of What's New" Grand Award in the aviation and space category.

The Governor's Celebration of Innovation recognizes companies, individuals and academic organizations that demonstrate excellence in innovative technological advancement.

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