Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Sally K. Ride, Ph.D., will be honored posthumously at the 29th National Space Symposium with the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, to be presented at a special luncheon sponsored by The Boeing Company on April 10 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Named for the Space Foundation's former, long-time chairman, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is one of the global space community's highest honors.
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Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 170,000 people across the United States and in 70 countries. This represents one of the most diverse, talented and innovative workforces anywhere. More than 140,000 of its people hold college degrees - including nearly 35,000 advanced degrees - in virtually every business and technical field from approximately 2,700 colleges and universities worldwide.
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