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NASA Exceptional Service Medal

 

NASA Exceptional Service Medal

NASA Exceptional Service Medal
NASA Exceptional Service Medal
Awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Country United States
Type Medal
Statistics
Established July 29, 1959
Precedence
Next (higher) NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal
Next (lower) Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal
Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal
Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal
Exceptional Administrative Achievement Medal
Equal Employment Opportunity Medal

NASA Exceptional Service Ribbon
Certificate that accompanies the medal, given to Wally Schirra in 1964.

The NASA Exceptional Service Medal is an award granted to U.S. government employees for significant sustained performance characterized by unusual initiative or creative ability that clearly demonstrates substantial improvement in engineering, aeronautics, space flight, administration, support, or space-related endeavors which contribute to NASA programs.

The medal was inherited by NASA from its predecessor organization, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) and featured the NACA emblem. The original NASA version featured the NASA seal.

Notable recipients

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