Galaxy Gala

Galaxy Gala at the Hilton Americas Houston

Thank you to all of our supporters and donors that made the Galaxy Gala a huge success. The inaugural gala raised more than $1 million for the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation Inc. on May 15. The Galaxy Gala was a stellar evening led by chairs Alice and Keith Mosing.


The new exhibit, “Independence Plaza,” will feature a high-fidelity space shuttle replica, the Independence, mounted on the historic NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft. Only at Space Center Houston will visitors be able to go inside both the shuttle and the airplane. Most importantly, the shuttle complex and surrounding exhibits will expand and enhance Space Center Houston’s award-winning educational programs that motivate students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

We thank our Galaxy Gala donors for their generosity in helping preserve this historic shuttle carrier aircraft and shuttle replica Independence. The support of our donors will enable Space Center Houston to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration.


Boeing Corporation

Jacobs Technology

Lockheed Martin

Alice and Keith Mosing


Betsy and Fred Griffin

United Airlines

Cathy and Joe Cleary

Susie and Pat Cunningham

Jeanne and Richard Filip

Cherie and Jim Flores

Gamma Construction Company, Inc.

Houston First Corporation/Space Com Conference & Expo

Cora Sue and Harry Mach/Joella and Steve Mach/Carmen and Butch Mach

Martha Adger Madget and James Madget

Gervaise and Gary Petersen


Mrs. Raye G. White

Ballunar Liftoff Festival, Inc

Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributors


Chevron USA Inc

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP


Colleen and John Kotts

Memorial Hermann Health System

Laurie and Reed Morian

Oceaneering International, Inc.

Palletized Trucking Inc.

John Poindexter

Leslie and Adam Schneider

Simmons & Company International

Lamees and John Sinders

Trammell S. Crow

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Agility Project Logistics Inc.

All Points Logisitcs, LLC

Amegy Bank

Lilly and Thurmon Andress

Jana and John Scott Arnoldy/Susan and Dick Hansen

Melinda and Dr. Norman Berkman/Nancy and Dr. Steve Bynon/Babette and Michael Dawson

Pat and Joe Blandford

City of Webster

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Rose and Harry Cullen

Del Papa Distributing Company


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Jo Lynn and Greg Falgout – Island Operating Company/Karen and Dean Patrinely

GeoControl Systems, Inc.

Griffin Communications Group/Kyla and Ron Kapche

Nancy and Ron Hammonds/Katherine and Paul Murphy

The Harris Foundation

Kay and Ned Holmes

Sarah and Bill Hurt/Susy and Scott Sherron

John Daugherty Realtors

Kerri and Downey Bridgwater/Shel and Clayton Erikson/Gaye and John Kelsey/Debbie and Vidal Martinez/Kim and Dan Tutcher

Landmark Aviation/William E. King

Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence

Ed McMahon

Trini Mendenhall

MLN Service Company

Janet and Harvin Moore

Nancy Morrison


PGAL Architects

San Jacinto College/Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership

Susan D. and Fayez Sarofim

Stewart Title – Commercial Services

Strake Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wessel and Henry J.N. Taub II

USI/Braniff Insurance Brokers

Blake and Roswell Vaughan

Venturi Outcomes