Who is Bill Ingalls?
He’s a senior contract photographer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, with more than three decades of documenting America’s space and aeronautics programs.
For his efforts, he received the 2021 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award on Aug. 23, 2021 at the 36th annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo. Ingalls has photographed many of NASA’s most seminal moments since 1989, from the extraordinary to mundane, from the 2017 total solar eclipse to the final shuttle mission to snapping pics of senior agency officials.
Ingalls also led a team of photographers at NASA Headquarters for more than two decades to document the agency’s missions, as well as performing his own. Check out their work on Flickr.
His work was also the subject of a spread in National Geographic, and his work has been featured in major publications like the New York Times, among others.
The Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award is presented annually to an organization or individual who has made significant contributions to the public awareness and understanding of space programs and technology. The award was named for an Academy Award-winning writer and producer, space advocate, and early member of the Space Foundation board of directors.
In this image, he is accepting the Morrow Award.
Image Credit: Space Foundation
Bill Ingalls is shown after receiving the Morrow Award on Aug. 23, 2021.
Credit: Space Foundation.