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Garden City, New York, U.S. November 14, 2019. The Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band performs during the 17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala. The event helps support the development of new activities and educational programs, and honors the innovations of leaders in aviation, technical achievement, and leadership. (© Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

Apollo Astronaut Tom Stafford Honored at Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & Space Gala

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 25, 2019

Gentleman & Lt. General Tom Stafford

Garden City, New York, U.S. November 14, 2019. L-R, Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. THOMAS STAFFORD talks with MARY SPINOSA, of Hauppauge, in the LEM Room during the 17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala. Tom Stafford received Spirit of Discovery Award. Spinosa was seated with the East West Industries table. (© 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Garden City, N.Y., U.S. November 14, 2019. L-R, Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. THOMAS STAFFORD talks with MARY SPINOSA, of Hauppauge, in LEM Room during 17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala. Spinosa sat at East West Industries table. (© 2019 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)

After Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. Tom Stafford confirmed he’d attend the November 14th Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala, Congress called him to speak on November 13th at the House Science Committee hearing about what must be done for NASA to successfully return to the Moon by the president’s 2024 Moon to Mars goal.

  • Photo Video  [music / 03:56] Cradle of Aviation Air & Space Gala 2019:

Stafford, determined to keep his promise to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, wasn’t daunted by the grueling schedule. He spoke in Washington, DC, and arrived the next day, Nov. 14th, at the Long Island gala in time to speak with guests and have about 100 photos taken with them, and receive the Spirit of Discovery Award.

Above video includes ( vimeo.com/annparry/stafford ):

Honorees

Performing groups:

NYS Senator Kevin Thomas

Alan Contessa  •  Kevin Corrigan  •  Gene Lesserson
Gary Lewi  •  Michele Mason   Arthur Molins
Rose Molins  •  Tyler Morse  •  Andy Parton
Monique Retzlaff  •  Mary Spinosa  •  Joshua Stoff 

Honorees

Spirit of Discovery Award:  Lt. Gen. THOMAS P. STAFFORD. In 1962, Stafford, a U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot, became part of NASA’s second group of astronauts, and in 1969 he was the Commander of Apollo 10. 

Leroy R. Grumman Award:  PERRY K. YOUNGWALL, CEO & President of Transaero Inc.

Aviation Leadership Award:  HUNTLEY A. LAWRENCE, Director of Aviation Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey


FEATURE PHOTO  at top of post: Garden City, NY, U.S., Nov. 14, 2019. The Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band performs during the 17th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala.


Air and Space Gala:  PHOTO GALLERY

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