- Short Name: Heinlein Award Type Record # 48
- Full Name: Robert A. Heinlein Award
- Awarded For: Best science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space
- Awarded By: Panel of science fiction writers originally approved by Virginia Heinlein
- Poll: No
- Covers more than just SF: No
- Webpages: bsfs.org, Science Fiction Awards Database, Wikipedia-EN
Note: Sub-Genre Award (Science Fiction). Given "for outstanding published works in science fiction and technical writings to inspire the human exploration of space." This award is supported by independent donations from the interested public. The Baltimore Science Fiction Society a 501c(3) organization provides logistical support for this award including processing of donations, manufacture of award materials, and shipping. The award committee consists of science fiction writers and is chaired by Dr. Yoji Kondo, a long time friend of Robert and Virginia Heinlein. Members of the committee were originally approved by Virginia Heinlein. No award was given in 2010.