2017 GALA

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2017 is the year of EXPLORATION SPACE* at the Museum.
We are celebrating on May 18 with NASA Apollo 13 astronauts whose exploration into space became headlines around the world.

Everything changed on NASA’s third lunar landing mission, Apollo 13,
when an oxygen tank blew up 200,000 miles from Earth.
Join Apollo 13‘s Commander, Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot, Fred Haise,
as they talk about their experience on the mission that became
classified as a “successful failure.”


HADDAWAY HONOREE,
JAMES A. LOVELL

Capt. Lovell, who piloted or commanded four NASA missions – Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8, and Apollo 13 – will become the 43rd recipient of the Museum’s
George E. Haddaway Award.

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Jim Lovell
, former NASA astronaut and retired US Navy Aviator, was the Pilot of Gemini 7, Commander of Gemini 12, Command Module Pilot of Apollo 8, and perhaps best known as the Commander of Apollo 13, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.

Jim Lovell is a recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon and the first of only three people to fly to the Moon twice, including Apollo 8, the first Apollo mission to enter lunar orbit.  Lovell was also the first person to fly in space four times.


VIP PRVATE RECEPTION

Jim and Marilyn Lovell with
the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, 2013 Gala.

Fred Haise (right), 2013 Gala.

Walt Cunningham with Michael Lopez-Alegria, 2013 Gala.

This is your opportunity to meet these amazing Apollo astronauts and get a photo with them! Choose any sponsorship level (below) of $10,000 or more. As a courtesy to our guests, please do not ask for their autographs.

*EXPLORATION SPACE

We’ll take you to visit the moon and planets in our solar system, explore the Milky Way galaxy, and learn about the universe and space travel!

Your sponsorship of the 2017 Gala will support our new Exploration Space Initiative, a multi-faceted expansion of our acclaimed STEM educational programming.


Exploration Space
was launched October 2016 with the debut of our new digital planetarium, “SPOC” (Space Portal Odyssey Capsule), which offers an immersive and engaging learning experience for onsite and outreach educational programming.


Plans are underway to create new interactive learning stations and displays in an extensively-upgraded Space Gallery which will be anchored by the Apollo VII Command Module and supported by an educational video series focusing on past, present, and future space exploration.


MODERATOR

Mark Davis, Talk Show Host
660 AM The Answer, Dallas-Ft. Worth

Mark Davis is one of the most successful radio talk show hosts in America. His two decades of ratings domination in the Dallas-Ft Worth area have included newspaper columns, local and national TV appearances and guest hosting of various national radio shows. In his 24th year of DFW radio, Mark is now the morning drive host on 660 AM The Answer. His 7-10 a.m. show is the official morning destination for guests and callers looking to discuss the major news of the day. Throughout his career, he has infused his broadcasts with his lifetime enthusiasm for America’s space program. In collaboration with the Frontiers of Flight Museum, he has moderated events and welcomed to the radio various astronaut guests from throughout our history in space.

HONORARY CHAIRS

Dr. & Mrs. (Millie) Kenneth H. Cooper
Dr. Cooper is a former Haddaway Award Recipient.

SPONSORS

Exploration Space
Mrs. Richard W. Cree
Presenting Sponsor

Apollo 13
Gena & Dan Hamilton

Gemini 12
Boeing

Gemini 7

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Cooper

Dickie+Associates

Cheryl Sutterfield-Jones and Ron Jones

Chris Jones – Purewater Baths

 Southwest Airlines

University of Texas at Dallas Special Collections

UPS

Virgin America

Cindy and Tony Weber

Dr. and Mr. James White

The Alinda Hill Wikert Foundation

Air-O Specialists of Texas, Inc.

Pete and Nancy Huff

David Seals

Dr. and Mrs. David Webb, Jr.

Per March 2017


RESERVE YOUR PLACE NOW!
PURCHASE YOUR 2017 GALA SPONSORSHIP

2017 GALA SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Exploration Space
$50,000

• 36 tickets to the
VIP Private Reception

• 36 VIP tickets
(3 tables) with preferred seating

• Recognition on invitation, website, save the date, media releases, program

• Featured name/logo/description on website

• Recognition at event

• One Corporate Patron Membership, $5,000 value

• 72 Museum passes

Apollo 13
$25,000

• 24 tickets to the
VIP Private Reception

• 24 VIP tickets
(2 tables) with preferred seating

• Recognition on invitation, website, media releases, program

• Featured name/logo/description on website

• Recognition at event

• One Corporate Partner Membership, $2,500 value

• 48 Museum passes

Apollo 8
$15,000

• 12 tickets to the
VIP Private Reception

• 12 VIP tickets
(1 table) with preferred seating

• Recognition on website, media releases, program

• Recognition at event

• 24 Museum passes

Gemini 12
$10,000

• 10 tickets to the
VIP Private Reception

• 10 VIP tickets
(1 table) with reserved seating

• Recognition on website, media releases, program

• 20 Museum passes

Gemini 7
$5,000

• 10 VIP tickets
(1 table) with reserved seating

• Recognition on website, program

• 20 Museum passes

Individual tickets may be purchased, based on availability, on May 1.
Contact Zahra Perez for Sponsorship information: 
email or 214 699 4621