May 28 Luncheon Canceled

Space Center Houston and our 2020 luncheon chairs, Gracie and Bob Cavnar, have decided to cancel “Artemis: Return to the Moon, Girls Leading the Way” luncheon originally scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing our mission

In addition to raising funds to support Space Center Houston’s new Girls STEM Pathway initiative, our luncheon was designed to showcase extraordinary women who are leading space exploration to inspire future generations of female STEM leaders. While the in-person fundraising event is no longer possible, we are exploring the possibility of conducting the program virtually to create a tool to provide mentoring and science learning for youth through various digital platforms during this extended period of school closures. The cancellation of the luncheon in no way diminishes our commitment to advancing STEM learning.

Our luncheon honorees, including Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security; Ellen Ochoa, astronaut and retired center director of NASA Johnson Space Center; and Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer, SpaceX, along with current female NASA astronauts, have important stories to share that can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

Stay connected

We have many technical, logistical and programmatic challenges to resolve to bring this idea to fruition, and we look forward to keeping you, our community of supporters, updated via email and through our dedicated luncheon webpage accessible via spacecenter.org/artemis. In the meantime, please continue to take precautions to stay healthy and safe. We look forward to welcoming you back to Space Center Houston soon.

If you have questions, please contact Kim Parker at kparker@spacecenter.org or 281.244.2118.

The Manned Space Flight Education Foundation/ DBA Space Center Houston is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration.

SAVE THE DATE

Please join us in honoring extraordinary female role models who are leading today's advances in space exploration.

Space Center Houston’s spring luncheon - Artemis: Return to the Moon, Girls Leading the Way
Date: May 28, 2020
Location: Hilton Americas - Houston
Chairs: Gracie and Bob Cavnar
“Artemis: Return to the Moon, Girls Leading the Way,” our spring luncheon, celebrates a new Space Center Houston education and mentoring initiative that will engage the next generation of women in STEM - the Girls STEM Pathway, supported by Boeing.

On May 28, 2020, Space Center Houston will honor extraordinary women who are leading space exploration and are inspirational role models and mentors to budding scientists and engineers.

Our 2020 luncheon honorees include the following extraordinary women:
  • Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
  • Dr. Ellen Ochoa, astronaut and former center director of NASA Johnson Space Center; and
  • Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer, SpaceX
Following the luncheon, these key industry leaders will join a group of women astronauts — current and retired — at a Space Center Houston STEM mentoring event for young women that is designed to inspire a new generation of aerospace pioneers.

This event will fuel excitement among Houston area girls of all ages, especially underserved students, and offer participants an opportunity to hear these trailblazer’s stories and ask questions firsthand.

Registration

To reserve your place and make your commitment to "Artemis: Return to the Moon, Girls Leading the Way," complete the registration form and fax it to Space Center Houston Attn: Development at 281-283-7729 or mail it to Space Center Houston, Attn: Development, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058.

Register now

For questions about "Artemis: Return to the Moon, Girls Leading the Way," contact Mallory Rogers at mrogers@spacecenter.org or +1 281-283-7710.

Submit your email address below to receive an invitation.

Young girls doing STEM challenge
Young girls collaborate to complete a robotics challenge in our Girls STEM Academy program.
  • Two reserved tables for 10 guests each at a preeminent location at the luncheon
  • Access to pre-luncheon reception with opportunity to mingle with industry luminaries, astronauts and scientists for table host(s)/guests
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Invitation for six to attend Luncheon Kickoff Party on Feb. 4, 2020
  • Full page recognition in the printed luncheon program
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at the luncheon and printed recognition on luncheon invitation, program and sponsor board
  • Recognition at the $50,000-level on Space Center Houston’s Honor Roll of Donors and website
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events held for donors
  • Opportunity to host a cocktail party for 20 guests in SCH’s Independence Plaza exhibit (mutually agreed upon date)
  • VIP seating for six at Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader Series in 2020
  • Invitation for four to attend HUNCH (High schools United with NASA to Create Hardware) Culinary Challenge competition, where students compete to create delicious and nutritious meals for astronauts living in space, at Space Center Houston on Feb. 19, 2020
  • Invitation for six to attend exclusive Astronaut Conditioning Event (August 2020, date TBD)
Register now
  • Reserved table for 10 guests at a prominent location at the luncheon
  • Access to pre-luncheon reception with opportunity to mingle with industry luminaries, astronauts and scientists for table host(s)/guests
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Invitation for four to attend Luncheon Kickoff Party on Feb. 4, 2020
  • Half page recognition in the printed luncheon program
  • Verbal recognition from the podium at the luncheon and printed recognition on luncheon invitation, program and sponsor board
  • Recognition at the $25,000-level on Space Center Houston’s Honor Roll of Donors and website
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events held for donors
  • Opportunity to host a catered breakfast for 20 guests at SCH followed by a private group tour of Historic Apollo Mission Control
  • VIP Seating for four at Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader Series in 2020
  • Invitation for four to attend exclusive Astronaut Conditioning Event (August 2020, date TBD)
Register now
  • Reserved Table for 10 guests at the luncheon
  • Invitation for four to Luncheon Kickoff Party on Feb. 4, 2020
  • Printed recognition on the luncheon invitation, program and sponsor board
  • Recognition at the $15,000-level on Space Center Houston’s website
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events held for donors
  • Private VIP tour of Space Center Houston/NASA Johnson Space Center for up to 10 guests
  • VIP Seating for four at Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader Series in 2020
  • Invitation for four to attend exclusive Astronaut Conditioning Event (August 2020, date TBD)
Register now
  • Reserved Table for 10 guests at the luncheon
  • Invitation for two to Luncheon Kickoff Party on Feb. 4, 2020
  • Printed recognition on the luncheon invitation, program and sponsor board
  • Recognition at the $10,000-level on Space Center Houston’s website
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events held for donors
  • Private VIP tour of Space Center Houston for up to 10 guests
  • VIP Seating for two at Space Center Houston’s Thought Leader Series
  • Invitation for two to attend exclusive Astronaut Conditioning Event (August 2020, date TBD)
Register now
  • Reserved table for 10 guests at the luncheon
  • Invitation for two to Luncheon Kickoff Party on Feb. 4, 2020
  • Printed recognition on the luncheon invitation, program and sponsor board
  • Recognition at the $5,000-level on Space Center Houston’s website
  • Invitations to exclusive VIP events held for donors
Register now
  • Seating for two guests at the luncheon
Register now
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