|NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal|
|Awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration|
|Awarded for||"distinguished accomplishments [that] contributed substantially to the NASA mission. The contribution must be so extraordinary that other forms of recognition would be inadequate."|
|Established||July 29, 1959|
|Next (higher)||Congressional Space Medal of Honor|
|Equivalent||NASA Distinguished Service Medal|
|Next (lower)||NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal|
NASA Distinguished Public Service Ribbon
The NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal is an award similar to the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, but awarded to non-government personnel. This is the highest honor NASA awards to anyone who was not a government employee when the service was performed.
- Paul B. Blasingame
- Joseph F. Clayton
- Leo Goldberg
- Clinton H. Grace
- Robert E. Greer
- George W. Jeffs
- Thomas J. Kelly
- H. Douglas Lowrey
- Joseph P. McNamara
- James A. Miller
- Richard H. Nelson
- Frank Press
- Theodore D. Smith
- Ben G. Bromberg
- Jack M. Campbell
- Edwin G. Czarnecki
- Harry Dornbrand
- Jesse L. Greenstein
- Bruce C. Murray
- T. J. O'Malley
- William G. Purdy
- Laurence J. Adams
- Franklin W. Kolk
- Walter O. Lowrie
- Thomas G. Pownall
- Carl Sagan
- Francis B. Sayre
- Ronald Smelt
- Kurt Waldheim
- Thomas P. Ackerman
- Viktor D. Blagov
- Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov
- Glenn A. Goerke
- Audrey Milroy
- R. K. Chetty Pandipati
- Gerald W. Smith
- Mikhail Tyurin
- Yury V. Usachev
- Daniel J. Jacob
- Roger J. Bressenden
- Hugh (Hamp) Wilson
- Roger Chrostowski
- Barry Greenberg
- Ilan Ramon
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge
- Maria T. Zuber
- Dr. Laurie Leshin
- Albert Reville
- James R. Bathurst
- James J. Cawby
- George Hartig
- Mark G. Jager
- Linn Leblanc
- Michael J. Massie
- Robert J. Puckett
- Ted Robinson
- Harold R. Ross
- Marcus Shaw
- Carl Weimer, Ph.D.
- Robert Berry
- Raymond M. Hoff
- Peter W. Phillips
- Dmitry Kondratyev
- James Sponnick, United Launch Alliance
- Michael L. Young, United Launch Alliance
The following individuals were recognized in 2013. Individuals marked with an * was awarded between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, outside the timing of the normal awards cycle.
- George Charles Adams
- Deborah Barnhart
- Angioletta Coradini *
- Guy Cordier
- Gary L. Enochs
- Holland Ford
- Johnny L. Golden
- Akihiko Hoshide *
- Christopher J. Keller
- Oleg Kononenko *
- Andre Kuipers *
- Yuri Malenchenko *
- Thomas B. McCord
- Oleg V. Novitskiy *
- Gennady Padalka *
- Sergei Revin *
- Alan K. Ruter
- Theodore L. Shaffner
- Gwynne Shotwell
- Evgeny L. Tarelkin *
The following individuals were recognized in 2014. Individuals marked with an * was awarded between April 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, outside the timing of the normal awards cycle.
- James A. Coakley, Jr.
- John Gregory
- Chris A. Hadfield *
- Thomas Hancock
- Bruce M. Jakosky
- Hans J. Koenigsmann
- Oleg Kotov *
- Alexander Misurkin *
- Luca S. Parmitano *
- Mason Peck *
- Thomas Pierson *
- Matthew N. Ramsey
- Roman Romanenko *
- Sergey Ryazanskiy *
- William Shatner *
- Edward C. Stone *
- Mikhail Tyurin *
- Pavel Vinogradov *
- Koichi Wakata *
- Patrick Wiggins (astronomer)
- Fyodor Yurchikhin *
- Davy A. Haynes, Jacobs Technologies ESSSA Group, Engineering Directorate
The following individuals were recognized June 28, 2016.
The following individuals were recognized June 15, 2017.
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