SILVER SPRING, Md. — Leaders in the Space Community will gather at the Federation of Galaxy Explorers ( annual Galaxy Ball at the Westin Hotel, 1400 “M” Street, N.W. Washington DC on Saturday, June 2, 2007, from 6:30pm until 11:00 pm. This year Galaxy Explorers will present awards to recognize space community leaders and the many devoted volunteers who have made Galaxy Explorers’ educational programs a success.

According to the organization announcement, “Our 2007 Space Leadership Award will be presented to William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Space Operations. Our Space Education Inspiration Award will be presented to Dr. Louis D. Friedman, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Planetary Society. Our Space Achievement Award will be presented to Gil Klinger, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Technical Collection/Means.”

In 2002, Galaxy Explorers’ pilot programs began at pilot schools in Colorado, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. In less than five years, Galaxy Explorers has hosted 8,000 children in 25 summer camps, after school, and evening programs. An additional 15,000 children attended special events. In 2006, the program expanded to include Montana, Texas, California, and New Mexico.

To help with this expansion, Galaxy Explorers forged partnerships with government agencies, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Galaxy Explorers enjoys strong support among Congressional members and staff.

CONTACT: Mr. Nicholas Eftimiades 1 877-761-1266;

Federation of Galaxy Explorers
12609 Springloch Ct. Silver Spring, MD, 20904
TEL/FAX: 1 (877) 761-1266

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