Nonprofit (501(c)(3) space education for the next generation, Federation of Galaxy Explorers is supported by an extensive network of professional volunteers, forward thinking individual and corporate partners. 


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Greenbelt, MD 20770

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The money we raise at the Galaxy Ball supports our Mission Teams, summer camps, and the year-round access we provide children to space education. It is also the perfect opportunity to celebrate, and network with, the most influential players in the aerospace industry. 

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Friday, June 5, 2020


Hyatt Regency Crystal City

2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Arlington, VA 22202



Evening Agenda

The cocktail reception and Silent Auction commence at 6:30 pm and are followed by a plated dinner beginning at 7:45 pm. Join us in honoring this year's award winners!


The Chairman's Reception

This VIP reception begins at 6:00 pm and provides an intimate setting for the Board, industry award winners, and select corporate guests. Individual spots may be reserved, or are included with premier table sponsorships.



Attendees may purchase individual tickets or tables. Early bird ticket prices are in effect until May 1, 2010. Young professionals under 35 are eligible for a discounted rate.


There are numerous ways to support Galaxy Explorers' efforts through gala sponsorships. All table sponsors will receive, at a minimum, 10 tickets to the cocktail reception and dinner. Additional program sponsorships are also available.


View all sponsorship opportunities or request more information from Event Chair, Stephanie Eftimiades.



Previous Award Winners Include

Space Leadership Award

Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, USAF

Dr. Larry Gershwin

Representative Jim Bridenstine

Dr. George C. Nield

Gen John E. Hyten, USAF

Lt Gen Susan Helms, USAF

Mr. Robert Cardillo 

Ms. Betty Sapp

Charles Bolden (MAJ GEN, USMC, Ret.)  

 Honorable Michael B. Donley

General James Cartwright, USMC

Dr. Michael Griffin

Mr. William Gerstenmaier

Represenative Robert Walker

Senator Barbara Mikulski

Space Education & Inspiration Award

Mr. Bob Jacobs

Dr. Jeffrey Foust

Mr. Pat Rawlings

Mr. Elliot Pulham

Mr. Bill Prady

Mr. Miles O'Brien

The Discovery Channel

Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Louis Friedman


Lifetime Acheivement Award

Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin  

Mr. Gil Klinger

Mr. Douglas Loverro