Author: Kris Kirkland

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 is following the tradition of Masons in support of education of children by providing financial support to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation “(ASF”).

Created by the Mercury 7 astronauts at NASA, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is one of the largest science-technology-engineering-math (STEM) focused scholarship programs in the U.S. Over more than 30 years, ASF has given over 400 scholarships worth more than $ 4 million to college graduates for graduate education.

ASF graduates, including a recently-selected woman astronaut, have proven impacts in energy, aerospace, health and defense. For example, Derek L., a recent ASF scholar, helped construct the AsiaSat6 and 8 spacecrafts launched in 2014 from Cape Canaveral, and serves as a judge for the Google LunarX prize.

ASF identifies and supports top undergraduates in their graduate fields following nomination by participating top-tier universities, such as Texas A & M, University of Texas, Harvey Mudd, Brown, Clemson, Georgia Institute of Technology, and MIT.

Recognizing the fit between the Lodge’s mission in support of top-level education, its founding focus on recognition of the symbolism of the lunar landings, and the strength of ASF, the Lodge has currently pledged $ 50,000 to ASF, payable over 5 years at $ 10,000 per year.

Meeting Dates

Tranquility Lodge No. 2000

Stated meetings for 2017


All Stated meeting will now start at 10:00 AM



Feb 18, 2017             Gray Lodge No. 329                                   281-556-8700

2370 Barkers Oaks Drive

Houston, TX  77077

Stated Meeting (Tiled) ***10:00 AM

Lunch after closing of Lodge



Apr 29, 2017                Blanco Lodge No. 216                                              512-775-9750

11th & Main ( Hwy. 281 N.)

Blanco, TX 78606

Stated Meeting (Tiled) ***10:00 AM

Lunch after closing of Lodge


July 22, 2017            Waco Lodge No. 92                                                   254-772-1801

4324 Cobbs Drive

Waco, TX  76702-3286

Stated Meeting (Tiled) *** 10:00 AM

Lunch after closing of Lodge