Colorado has always been committed to space and with so many heroes connected to the state, we are honored to show our appreciation to the astronauts, aerospace executives, government officials, scholars and other public and private sector leaders who have contributed most significantly to the evolution, success and development of Colorado’s space economy as one of the most important in the nation and world.
Join us October 7, 2016, during World Space Week, for the inaugural landmark gala. Proceeds benefit education and outreach programs of the Space Foundation in order to continue to inspire new heroes for generations.
“Colorado is a powerhouse state in aerospace thanks to the many business, government, military and research leaders who have advanced our space capability and inspired our youth for space endeavors. The Space Foundation has been a catalyst to propel our economy and we are proud that they call Colorado home. Congratulations to the courageous leaders with the Foundation's Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame.”
—Gov. John W. Hickenlooper
Colorado Space Heroes Inaugural Gala
Friday, October 7, 2016
Mile High Station • Denver, Colorado
For his work as Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command, Commander in Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and as the first Commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command
For his work as a NASA astronaut; Professor and Director, Systems Engineering Programs, Colorado State University; Director of Defense Research & Engineering; and leadership in the U.S. Air Force Reserve (retired Major General)
For leading NASA's New Horizons mission to the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt, his work as a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant and author; named to the Time 100 in 2007 and 2016
For his work on space programs at Martin Marietta; for his leadership as President of Martin Marietta Denver Aerospace, and President of Martin Marietta Space Group; his global industry leadership as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lockheed Martin Corp.; and his service as 13th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office and Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
|Friday, October 7, 2016 • Mile High Station • Denver, CO|
|6:30 p.m.||Reception and Auction|
|7:30 p.m.||Dinner and Program|
|9:30 p.m.||After-Dinner Celebration with music, dancing, and hosted beer and wine|
|Dress code is formal, black-and-white attire. Guests must be 21 years or older.
Complimentary parking is available. View map
Sponsorship opportunities for the inaugural Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala include:
Premier Sponsor • $25,000
Pre-Dinner Reception Sponsor • $10,000
After-Dinner Reception Sponsor • $10,000
Astronaut Table Sponsor • $7,500
Table Sponsor • $5,000
To sponsor, please contact Gina Taranto at [email protected] or +1.719.576.8000.
Colorado Space Heroes Hall of Fame Gala
Friday, October 7, 2016 • Mile High Station, Denver