Independence Plaza Campaign

Some of the greatest achievements in space exploration were a product of the Space Shuttle Program. Now, NASA’s first and most-traveled shuttle carrier aircraft is at Space Center Houston with the high-fidelity shuttle replica Independence mounted on top in the classic ferry position.

When completed, Independence Plaza presented by Boeing will be an international landmark. Only at Space Center Houston will visitors be able to go inside both the shuttle replica and the aircraft.

Most importantly, the shuttle complex and surrounding exhibits will expand and enhance Space Center Houston’s award-winning educational programs that motivate students to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

You can help this amazing exhibit come to life.

We still need to raise $2.2 million in our $12 million capital campaign called Bring the Legacy Home. Please join our many generous donors in honoring the remarkable story of the shuttle program but even more importantly, inspiring the next generation of explorers to forge their own way in this amazing universe.


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Independence Plaza Donors:

The Wortham Foundation, Inc.
Kirby Corporation
The Cullen Foundation
Van Horn Enterprises
The Fondren Foundation
UTC/Otis Elevator
Palletized Trucking, Inc.
Jacobs
PGAL
Chevron
Houston Endowment Inc.
Mammoet
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Agility Project Logistics, Inc.
Kalitta Air, LLC
MLN Service Company
Alice & Keith Mosing
Griffin Communications Group
Amina & David Cisco
Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
United Airlines
Betsy & Fred Griffin
Schlumberger Limited
Susie & Pat Cunningham
Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation
Strake Foundation
ATK Launch Systems
Barrios Technology
CARU West Gulf Containers
Janie & Barry† Craven
Jeanne and Richard Filip
SGT, Inc.
Southwest Airport Services
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The West Endowment
United Space Alliance
All Points, LLC
Bastion Technologies, Inc.
Clayton & Sheldon Erikson
Cherie & Jim Flores
Cimarron
The Mach Family
DB Consulting Group, Inc.
Ed Rachal Foundation
Gamma Construction Company
RE/MAX of Texas
Gervaise & Gary Petersen
Houston First Corporation
Cathy & Joseph Cleary
Martha Adger Madget and James Madget
MEI Technologies
Raye G. White
Robert McAfoos Family
Sodexo
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.
Silver Eagle Distributors, LP
Red: $10,000
Gaye & John Kelsey
B&G Crane Services, LLC
Oceaneering International, Inc.
Trammell S. Crow
CentiMark
GeoControl Systems, Inc.
Lockheed Martin
Leslie & Adam Schneider
CenterPoint Energy
Lamees & John Sinders
Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.
Versabar, Inc.
Bradley Fish
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Ballunar Lift Off Festival Inc.
ARES Corporation
Camden Property Trust
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
Donald Keith Mosing II Foundation
DX Service Company, Inc.
H-E-B Grocery Company, L.P.
Jan Duncan
Linda & John Griffin
Colleen & John Kotts
John Poindexter
Kirk Hachigian
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Richard Westmark
Simmons & Company International
Vinson & Elkins LLP
William S & Lora Jean Kilroy Foundation
World Duty Free Group
Allegiance Bank Texas

White: $5,000
The Powell Foundation
Nancy & Lucian† Morrison
Rose & Harry Cullen Sr.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Kyla & Ronald Kapche
Kay & Ned Holmes
Kim & Dan Tutcher
Jana & John S. Arnoldy
Amegy Bank
Blake & Roswell Vaughan
Charles Schwing
City of Webster
Tammy & David Douglas
Deloitte
Del Papa Distributing Company
Ed McMahon
Guardian Anesthesia Services
Paula & Jay Pryor
John Daugherty Realtors
Manufacturing Technical Solutions
Mithoff Family Charitable Foundaiton, Inc.
Pat & Joe Blandford
PepsiCo
REDE/Critique NSS Joint Venture
Grace & Robert Cavnar
Rolanette & C. Berdon Lawrence
Rotary National Awards for Space Achievement Foundation
Stewart Title – Commercial Services
Susan D. & Fayez Sarofim
Sypris Solutions, Inc.
TechTrans International
The Harris Foundation
Trini Mendenhall
USI Southwest
Venturi Outcomes
Sarah & William Hurt
Bill King
Rick Joslin†

Blue:$1,000
Estate of Ruth Cohen
Gwen Griffin
Karen & Richard Jackson
Sierra Lobo
Susan & Jack Garman
Joan & Daniel Cohen
Frans† & Diane Gillebaard
Marilynn & George DeMontrond, III
Donna & Robert Bruni
Janet & Harvin Moore
Assurance Electric
Anne & John Brent
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Bill Thomas
Cadence Bank
Island Operating Company
Karen & Dean Patrinely
Landmark Aviation
Marcy & Thomas Wessel
Paula Harris
Denise & Philip Bahr
Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation
Nancy & Ron Hammonds
San Jacinto College District
Vicki & Steve Rhyne
Henry J.N. Taub II
The William and Marie Wise Family Foundation
Lily & Thurmon Andress
Ellen Ochoa & Coe Miles
Guy R. Rodgers Family
Landtech Consultants, Inc.
Neyda & Richard H. Sanger
Display Graphics
First Southwest Company
Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP
Keith Trotman
Babette & Michael Dawson
Lori & Michael Bloomfield
Rosalie & William Hitchcock
David Cohen
INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
Nancy & Samuel Santana
Natalie & John Saiz
Richard & Lori Allen
Lois & Richard Richards
Annie Beck
Ann & Henry Hamman
Ashley Sloan
BB&T
Bradley McWilliams
Carol & Elmo Haney
Christopher Scott
Chuck Simmons
Deborah Beck
Dennis Creech
Don T. Burrows, Jr.
Kerri & J. Downey Bridgwater
Fran & Eric Gebhardt
Jan & Eugene Cernan
Friendswood Firewood
Gena & Chuck Norris
Houston Methodist
Hyatt Regency Houston
James Quigley
Janet & Randy Brown
Jerome B. Simon
JES Tech, LLC.
Joe R. Davis
JW Daubert III
Melissa & Kevin Wilcox
Lorrie & Michael Foreman
Michael Hawes
Minuteman Press
Nancy Beck Deane
Debra & Nicholas Wallace
Melinda & Dr. Norman Berkman
Pamela Melroy & Douglas Hollett
Patricia Pennington
Cheryl & Paul Brogan
Rhonda L. Shannon
Sharon & Richard Smalling
Debbie & Ron Fash
Nancy & Steve Bynon
Trauma and General Surgeons, PLLC
Debbie & Vidal Martinez
Richard & Jean Hieb
Rhonda Pringle
Madeline & Drew Masterson
Michele & Lon Miller
Tom Griffin