for Planetary Defense

Founded in 2023, the Schweickart Prize recognizes a young researcher for their exceptional contributions to the field of asteroid science, research, and policy work.

The prize commemorates the illustrious career and public leadership of Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut and co-founder of B612 Foundation.

Founding Sponsors

These individuals and organizations led the launch of the Schweickart Prize in 2023 and were key in making the vision a reality.

Anousheh Ansari
Barringer Crater Company
B612 Foundation
Future Ventures
Geoffrey Notkin
Jurvetson Family Foundation
Meteor Crater
Randy Schweickart & Michelle Heng
Rusty B. Schweickart (the younger) & Joanne Keys

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