Reynolds was recognized for his role at APL in leading NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission, the first-ever demonstration of asteroid deflection technology. "This recognition is only possible because of the dedication and hard work of the many people on the incredible DART team." As the APL project manager for the mission, Reynolds led hundreds of team members from the laboratory, industry, academia, and government in the design and development of the DART spacecraft. "The historic DART mission required an intense level of planning and execution from a team spread across the nation and world, and Ed's leadership was critical to mission success," said APL director Ralph Semmel. We are thrilled to have Ed and the entire DART team recognized with this award."