2016 (press release)
BLUE ORIGIN NEW SHEPARD
For successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle through five successful test flights of a single booster and engine, all of which performed powered vertical landings on Earth.
2015 (press release) (photo album)
NASA/JPL DAWN MISSION TEAM
In recognition of the extraordinary achievements of orbiting and exploring protoplanet Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, and advancing the nation’s technological capabilities in pioneering new frontiers in space travel.
2014 (press release) (photo album)
For the development of the Gulfstream G650 Business Jet, which strengthened business aviation through significant technology advancements in aircraft performance, cabin comfort, and safety.
2013 (press release) (photo album)
NORTHROP GRUMMAN, THE U.S. NAVY, AND THE X-47B INDUSTRY TEAM
For developing and demonstrating the first unmanned, autonomous air system operating from an aircraft carrier.
2012 (press release) (photo album) (video)
THE NASA/JPL MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY/CURIOSITY PROJECT TEAM
In recognition of the extraordinary achievements of successfully landing curiosity on Mars, advancing the nation's technological and engineering capabilities, and significantly improving humanity's understanding of ancient Martian habitable environments.
2011 (press release) (photo album) (video)
THE BOEING COMPANY
For designing, building, certifying, delivering, and supporting the Boeing 787; demonstrating significant advances in the use of materials, technologies, and systems to enhance safety, performance, comfort, and value in commercial aircraft.
2010 (press release) (photo album 1) (photo album 2) (video)
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION & THE X2 TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR TEAM
For demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot helicopter, which marks a proven departure point for the future development of helicopters by greatly increasing their speed, maneuverability and utility.