Press Release

Popular Science Magazine to be Honored at 17th National Space Symposium

By SpaceRef Editor
January 30, 2001
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Popular Science magazine has been selected to
receive the 2001 Space Foundation Douglas S.
Morrow Public Awareness Award, as announced
today by the Space Foundation. The Morrow Award
is presented to Popular Science for its enduring
commitment to reporting on space programs in a
manner that is newsworthy, technically sound,
forward looking, exciting and easily understood
by general interest readers the world over.

The award will be presented April 9, 2001 during
the opening ceremony of the 17th National Space
Symposium. The symposium, which gathers top
space leaders from industry, the military and
government, is hosted by the Space Foundation
and takes place April 9-12, 2001, at the
Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

“We are honored to receive this award, and to be
in the good company of previous award winners, ”
said Rebecca Barna, President of Popular Science
Properties. “Our coverage of space programs
follows the editorial mission to which we’ve
been true for the 129 years of our existence:
what’s new, what’s next, and why it matters. It
is indeed gratifying to be recognized for our
contribution in raising awareness and excitement
about a program for which we feel such passion.”

The Space Foundation annually presents the
Douglas S. Morrow Public Awareness Award in
memory of the late Douglas S. Morrow, renowned
Academy Award winning writer and producer, space
advocate, and former Foundation Director, to an
individual or organization that has made
significant contributions to public awareness of
space programs. Previous Morrow Award
recipients include the crew of Space Shuttle
Mission STS-95, NASA’s JPL Mars Pathfinder Team
and the Cable News Network.

Founded in 1872, Popular Science is the world’s
largest science and technology magazine with a
circulation of 1.6 million in the U.S. alone.
Popular Science is currently published in five
languages worldwide and is the fifth oldest
continuously published magazine in the United
States. Popular Science is published by Times
Mirror Magazines, Inc. (TMM), a subsidiary of
Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: AOL). TMM is the
nation’s #1 men’s magazine company – ranking
first in circulation, readership and advertising
pages in this area. In just four years TMM has
acquired or launched some twelve magazines
including the most recent launch of TransWorld
STANCE. Times Mirror Magazines syndicates
television and radio programs, produces
television programming, owns and sponsors a
variety of events and is a leader on the web
with popular sites for golf, hunting & fishing,
skiing, skateboarding and more.

Preliminary symposium program information, on-
line registration and membership signup are
available at: http://www.spacesymposium.org or
by calling the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-
4000.

Apart from hosting the acclaimed National Space
Symposium each April in Colorado Springs, and
the International Space Symposium in the fall,
the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation also
conducts a wide range of media, legislative
outreach and space awareness activities.
Education programs for K-12 educators include
Space in the Classroom, a national education
conference at the United States Air Force
Academy; Teaching With Space In-services; Space
Discovery Graduate Courses and on-line distance
learning programs.

SpaceRef staff editor.