From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 25, 2019
Gentleman & Lt. General Tom Stafford
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.
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:
VIDEO ( vimeo.com/annparry/stafford ) near start of post includes – in addition to Honorees Lt. Gen. Thomas Stafford, Perry Youngwall, and Huntley Lawrence:
• Freeport High School Select Chorale
• Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band
Alan Contessa • Kevin Corrigan • Gene Lesserson
Gary Lewi • Michele Mason • Arthur Molins
Rose Molins • Tyler Morse • Andy Parton
Monique Retzlaff • Mary Spinosa • Joshua Stoff
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
- Video: vimeo.com/annparry/stafford
- Cradle of Aviation Museum: SITE • JOIN
- facebook: Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band
- Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: Thomas Stafford