A Gala Event for the Space Community
(March 10, 2014)
Bethesda – The Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE) is a 12-year-old, not-for-profit [501(c)3] educational and motivational organization that inspires secondary school students in the fields of science and engineering. Galaxy Explorers attend after school “Mission Team” meetings where they participate in hands-on lessons that support National Science Education Standards. Mission Team members are rewarded for participation and achievements with ribbons, patches, medals and certificates. Lessons target five primary themes: Space science; engineering; earth science; rocketry and space development.
FOGE is supported by an extensive network of space professionals and corporate partners who volunteer and contribute their time and funds in support of Federation goals. This organization has already hosted over 35,000 students in specialized space camps, after-school programs and special events. Our new summer camp, Moon Base One, has proven a smash success with kids, parents and educators. FOGE is continually expanding activities and currently has active programs in five states and the District of Columbia. The Federation hopes to serve tens of thousands of children in the coming years.
Each year FOGE produces its own Galaxy Ball to honor its volunteers and industry innovators who have contributed to space education and leadership. This year FOGE honors NRO Director, Betty Sapp, by presenting her with the FOGE Space Leadership Award. She is a most deserving award recipient enhancing America’s space capabilities while leading the NRO through turbulent times. The Federation has invited the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to present this award. In addition, Mr. Elliot Pulham, Executive Director of the Space Foundation, will accept our Space Education Award for his outstanding work and achievements with the Foundation.
This is a unique opportunity for you to join FOGE at this year’s gala. Not only will you be helping the Federation grow, but this is a wonderful networking event for space professionals. Over the last few years the gala event has attracted space leaders from government and industry. Please click on www.foge.org to learn the details and register to attend. This year the Galaxy Ball will be held on June 6th at the Arlington Westin Gateway Hotel, Arlington, VA.
Launchspace was represented on the Founding Board of Directors and we continue to enthusiastically support this organization. Please support this wonderful opportunity to strengthen tomorrow’s space community.