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.:
Three talented, professional-caliber Freeport High School student groups helped make the Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner memorable at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on June 6th: Navy Junior ROTC, Select Chorale, and Upperclassman Jazz Band.
Freeport High School Navy Junior ROTC
NJROTC instructor: Major Donald R. Moore, Jr. (U.S. Marine Corps., retired)
Garden City, NY, U.S. June 6, 2019. Freeport High School Select Chorale singers perform – with their Director MONIQUE RETZLAFF standing at right, facing them – during Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner. FHS Navy Junior ROTC cadets are saluting. Apollo astronaut tribute celebrating the Apollo 11 mission Moon landing was held at Cradle of Aviation Museum. ( 2019 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)
Additional members of the Freeport Public Schools family:
Board of Education President Michael Pomerico
Superintendent of Schools Kishore Kuncham, Ed.D.
Freeport High School Principal Joe Mille
FYI fLI: During Art Expos a few years ago, I enjoyed working with Freeport H.S. students interested in developing their editorial photography skills. They captured such effective news photos – including of visitor Superintendent Kishore Kuncham, Ed.D. – during the events!
How Apollo astronauts and flight directors helped CAM, on June 6, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of NASA’s 1969 Apollo mission: