National Space Club and Foundation Announces Winner of 2019 Goddard Trophy

2019-01-09T22:48:46+00:00 January 9th, 2019|

LSINC President, Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr. of Huntsville Awarded Prestigious National Honor

HUNTSVILLE, AL — LSINC Corporation, an innovator in engineering design, product development, manufacturing services, and business strategies, is proud to announce that LSINC President, Robert Lightfoot, Jr., has won the prestigious Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy in recognition of his exceptional service to this country and its space program. Named after the father of modern rocketry, this trophy is awarded annually by the National Space Club and Foundation to an individual or group determined to have made significant impact on space activities over the past year. The award will be presented to Mr. Lightfoot at the 62nd Annual Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C. this spring. Hosted annually since 1958, this major event brings together nearly 2,000 members of the government, space industry, and educational space community.

Mr. Lightfoot’s NASA career spans 30 years, including serving as a test engineer, program manager, Marshall Space Flight Center Director, Associate Administrator – the top civil servant in the Agency – and NASA’s Acting Administrator under two presidential administrations. Upon retirement, Mr. Lightfoot continued his career in innovation by joining LSINC Corporation as its President.

Applying his 30-year NASA career experience, Mr. Lightfoot contributes his expertise to the LSINC team and our clients’ objectives. His extensive knowledge in managing federal agencies through times of significant change allows him to implement strategies and eliminate barriers to positively impact the innovative growth of our clients. In a speech at a recent Challenger Center Annual Conference, Lightfoot said, “Just as we stand on the shoulders of greatness to look toward the next horizon, we’re also building a foundation today for the next generation to achieve its milestones.” The LSINC team benefits from Lightfoot’s leadership and his drive for excellence as a part of his contribution to the company’s culture. “We congratulate him on this well-deserved honor and applaud his service to our country, our space program, our company, and our community,” said Alicia Ryan, CEO, LSINC Corporation.