From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 25, 2019
Gentleman and Lt. General Tom Stafford
After Apollo 10 Commander Lt. Gen. Tom Stafford confirmed he’d attend the Cradle of Aviation Museum Air and Space Gala on November 14th, 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.
Stafford spoke in Washington, DC, and arrived the next day 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.
Photo Video [music / 03:56] Cradle of Aviation Air & Space Gala 2019:
above video vimeo.com/annparry/stafford includes:
- Honorees Lt. Gen. Thomas Stafford, Perry Youngwall, & Huntley Lawrence
- NYS Senator Kevin Thomas
- Performing groups: Freeport High School Select Chorale, Nassau County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band
- Alan Contessa, Kevin Corrigan, Gene Lesserson, Michele Mason, Arthur Molins, Tyler Morse, Rose Molins, Andy Parton, Monique Retzlaff, Mary Spinosa, Joshua Stoff
Spirit of Discovery Award to 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 to PERRY K. YOUNGWALL, CEO & President of Transaero Inc.
Aviation Leadership Award to 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. HUNTLEY LAWRENCE, the Aviation Leadership Award honoree, speaks at podium under Grumman F11 jet suspended from atrium ceiling, as guests look on during 7th Annual Cradle of Aviation Museum Air & 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