To the Moon and Beyond 2018

Flight director Gene Kranz at his console in Historic Mission Control on the morning of the launch of the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission April 16, 1972.
Space Center Houston’s fall luncheon: To the Moon and Beyond

Oct. 23, 2018
Marriott Marquis Houston
Co-Chairs:

Susie and Pat Cunningham
Gwen Griffin and Al Saylor

As we count down to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing next year, we invite you to join us at Space Center Houston’s fall luncheon: To the Moon and Beyond on Oct. 23.

The luncheon will pay special tribute to legendary Apollo flight director Gene Kranz for his extraordinary contributions to human space exploration and his leadership in the Historic Mission Control restoration project at NASA Johnson Space Center.

Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Space Center Houston’s $5 million campaign, On a Mission, in support of the restoration of this National Historic Landmark.

Kranz served as flight director throughout NASA’s Gemini and Apollo programs. He is best known for this role during Apollo 11, the first lunar landing on July 20, 1969 and again during the successful efforts to save the crew of Apollo 13 several years later. Depicted by Ed Harris in the major motion picture “Apollo 13,” Kranz has served as a tireless advocate for Historic Mission Control and the efforts to restore this national treasure.

Historic Mission Control is the site where a team of young engineers and scientists made history landing the first men on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth. It is the site where the words, “Houston, the Eagle has landed” marked the accomplishment of one of humankind’s greatest challenges. In the process, this momentous occasion made Houston synonymous with innovation, determination and courage.

Often referred to as a “leadership laboratory,” Historic Mission Control is a much-revered place that will continue to inspire future generations to reach for the stars once it is restored.

Registration
To make your commitment to To the Moon and Beyond via credit card, click on one of the levels below. Or, reserve your place by completing the registration form and faxing it to Space Center Houston Attn: Development at 281-283-7729 or mailing it to Space Center Houston, Attn: Development, 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058. For more information, contact Mallory Rogers at mrogers@spacecenter.org or +1 281-283-7710.

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Sponsorship levels

  • Recognition at the $25,000 level in the program and all printed materials
  • Recognition on the donor wall outside Historic Mission Control and in Space Center Houston’s annual report to donors
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Two reserved tables for ten (10) guests each in a prominent location
  • Table guests invited to attend VIP reception featuring luncheon honoree Gene Kranz prior to luncheon start time
  • Complimentary Space Center Houston Contributor-Level Membership for your guests (Upon request. Fair market value of $142 each.)
  • Restore Historic Mission Control Mission patch for table guests

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  • Recognition at the $15,000 level in the program and all printed materials
  • Recognition on the donor wall outside Historic Mission Control and in Space Center Houston’s annual report to donors
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • Two reserved tables for ten (10) guests each in a prominent location
  • Table host plus three guests invited to attend VIP reception featuring luncheon honoree Gene Kranz prior to luncheon start time
  • Complimentary Space Center Houston Contributor-Level Membership for two individuals (Upon request. Fair market value of $142 each.)
  • Restore Historic Mission Control Mission patch for table guests

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  • Recognition at the $10,000 level in the program and all printed materials
  • Recognition on the donor wall outside Historic Mission Control and in Space Center Houston’s annual report to donors
  • One reserved table for ten (10) in a priority location
  • Table host plus one guest invited to attend VIP reception featuring luncheon honoree Gene Kranz prior to luncheon start time
  • Complimentary Space Center Houston Friends and Family Membership for two individuals (Upon request. Fair market of $60 each.)
  • Restore Historic Mission Control Mission patch for table guests

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  • Recognition at the $5,000 level in the program and all printed materials
  • Recognition in Space Center Houston’s annual report to donors
  • One reserved table for ten (10)
  • Complimentary Space Center Houston Friends and Family Membership for two individuals (Upon request. Fair market value of $60 each.)
  • Restore Historic Mission Control Mission patch for table guests

Register now
  • Recognition at the $2,500 level in the program
  • Recognition in Space Center Houston’s annual report to donors
  • One reserved table for ten (10)
  • Complimentary Space Center Houston Dual-level membership for two individuals
  • Restore Historic Mission Control Mission patch for table guests

Register now

Purchase an individual ticket to the luncheon for $250.
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If you cannot attend the luncheon but would like to contribute to the cause, click here to make a donation in any amount.
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For inclusion in all printed materials, please return your sponsorship commitment by Sept. 1.

For tax purposes, the estimated fair market value per person is $50. Exempt Tax ID #76-0217152

Space Center Houston is a project of Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.