Please join us in celebrating our Space Leadership Awardee, Mr. Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force, and our Space Education Inspiration Awardee, space artist Mr. Pat Rawlings! Held the first weekend of June, the Galaxy Ball is our annual celebration of the individuals and companies who make space exploration happen. Each year FoGE honors contributors to the fields of space education and leadership and recognizes our outstanding Explorers and Mission Team Leaders.
Previous honorees include General James E. Cartwright, USMC (former Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Bill Prady (co-creator of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Gary E. Payton (Former Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs), The Discovery Channel, Mr. Peter Wilhelm (Naval Research Laboratory), Mr. Miles O’Brien (Broadcast News Journalist), the Honorable Senator Barbara Mikulski, Mr. Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”, William Gerstenmaier (NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations), Dr. Louis Friedman (Co-Founder, The Planetary Society), Michael Griffin (Former NASA Administrator), Dr. Ronald M. Sega (USECAF – Space), the Honorable Robert S. Walker (former Member of Congress), and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.