2019 Rising Star Award
About the Rising Star Award
Each year the National Space Club Florida Committee recognizes one person who has made “above & beyond” contributions to the U.S. space program in Florida through technical, educational or leadership activities while still early in their career.
2019 Rising Star Honoree
||Chelsea is a Test Engineer for Lockheed Martin on Orion and is President of the Missile, Space and Range Pioneers. She earned her BS at UNF and was part of multiple clubs, all while performing suborbital and materials science research. Chelsea is proud of her advocacy for space exploration and STEM education, as well as her dedication to diversity and inclusion within engineering. She would like to thank her husband, parents, and siblings for their love and support.
Past Rising Star Award Recipients
2011 Megan Jaunich, Millennium Engineering & Integration
2012 Terry Tullis, Nelson Engineering
2013 Lt. Rachael Nutting, 45th Space Wing
2014 Bill Chardavoyne, URS
2015 1Lt. Michael McClelland, 45th Space Wing
2016 1Lt. Steven “Kyle” Futch, 45th Space Wing
2017 Mathew Breault, AECOM
2018 Kelly Billon, Blue Origin
2018 Marcia Dunn, Associated Press & John Janokaitis, Aerodyne
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