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Deputy Prime Minister Schneider awarded "Government leader of the Year" by SpaceNews

Published Tuesday December 19 2017

SpaceNews established its “Awards for Excellence & Innovation” to honor “the well-known champions and the unsung heroes” shaping the global space industry.

The winners were recognized during an awards luncheon held on December 19th at the City Club of Washington and organized in partnership with the Washington Space Business Roundtable. Ambassador Sylvie Lucas had the honor to receive the prize on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider at that occasion. SpaceNews, who made the selection after an open nomination process that concluded with a reader poll, recognized Minister Schneider in the category of the Civilian Government leader of the year for his commitment to promote the exploration and the utilization of space resources and for his initiative to make Luxembourg a European hub in this field, through the  initiative.

Other awardees include startup of the year Kymeta, Military Government leader of the Year Gen. John Hyten, USSTRATCOM and Corporate Leader of the Year Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO.