Rigel Humanitarian STAR Awards

Celebrating Outstanding Humanitarian Achievements in Science, Technology, Aerospace and Robotics

Recognizing Greatness

Advances in technology are happening at a rapid pace. Scientists and researchers are developing new breakthroughs that are changing the way in which we live, what we know about the universe, and how our society overcomes obstacles, both personal and planetary.

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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


“Exceptional leader and inspirational figure in the field of space science.”

David Morrisroe Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology. Past Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Project Scientist for NASA’s Voyager mission for the past 47 years and principal investigator on 9 missions and co-investigator on 5 additional missions. Among his many awards, he is the recipient of the International 2019 Shaw Prize in Astronomy.

Voyager established the foundation for our space program and space exploration.  It took humanity on a voyage into interstellar space for the first time; holds the promise of communicating our world with the absolute unknown, and ignites the thrill of discovery… reaching for the stars!

Watch a video on Edward Stone’s work and life.

STAR Awards Medical

Health and Medical

STAR Awards Environment

Environmental Improvement


The Rigel Humanitarian STAR Awards honor outstanding scientific and technological accomplishments in four categories: Health and Medical, Environmental Improvement, Knowledge Sharing, and Disaster Relief and Recovery.

Past Awardees
STAR Awards Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Sharing

STAR Awards Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief and Recovery