Call for Submissions: 2017 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

Call for Submissions

2017 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

 About the Prize

Awarded since 2011, the Prize is designed to encourage research and writing by university students in the area of space history. Awardees will be published in Quest: The Quarterly of Space History.


Students must be enrolled at educational institutions (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of submittal and working toward a degree. Papers already published or scheduled for publication in another journal will NOT be accepted.


Must be received by 14 November 2017

Criteria for Submission

Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words and should be typed and in English. Submissions should emphasize in-depth research, with adequate citations of the sources utilized. Originality of ideas is important. Diagrams, graphs, images,and/or photographs may be included.

Although works must be historical in character, they can draw on disciplines other than history, eg. cultural studies, literature, communications, economics, engineering, science, etc.

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, comparative or international studies of the history of spaceflight, historical aspects of space companies and their leaders; regulation of the space business; financial and economic aspects of the space industry; the social effects of spaceflight; space technology development; the space environment; and space systems design, engineering, and safety.

Submission Instructions

  • Electronic and importable into Word / PDF.
  • A cover letter with the student’s address, email,school, program, advisor, and stage in studies
  • Send to:

Additional Information

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3 Responses to Call for Submissions: 2017 Sacknoff Prize for Space History

  1. Zack says:

    Reblogged this on When We Were Apollo and commented:
    A wonderful opportunity to discuss and promote an area of history that hasn’t been given nearly as much attention as it deserves. Looking forward to reading these papers!


    • launiusr says:

      Great. Thanks so much for helping to get the word out. Roger

      Liked by 1 person

      • Zack Weil says:

        My pleasure, Roger. I’m a big fan of you and your work over the years! When you have a moment, would love for you to take a look at our developing project: “When We Were Apollo,” a feature-length documentary about some of the everyday men and women of the Apollo space program. Was recently talking with Stephen Moss and Richard Paul of “We Could Not Fail,” and your name came up several times.


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