This medal was chosen as the 67th issue of the prestigious Society of Medalists series in 1963.
The obverse bears a star-shaped man soaring into space. Around, AD ASTRA PER ASPERA; in right field, K. WORTH © 1963
The reverse bears man and woman advancing under the aegis of benign spirit holding blazing star. Around the spirit, THE SPIRIT OF THE SPACE AGE
The medal measures 73mm in diameter and was produced by the Medallic Art Company of New York. It is reported to have struck 960 pieces in bronze.