INVITATION TO APOLLO CELEBRATION GALA 2018

INVITATION TO APOLLO CELEBRATION GALA 2018

CELEBRATING APOLLO

THE JOURNEY TO OUR FIRST STEPS

We want you to be among the first to hear our news and hereby officially invite you to join us at our next Apollo Celebration Gala Event!

Date

Saturday, July 21, 2018

5:30—10:00 PM

Format

Drinks, dinner, epic astronaut panel and exciting auctions

**Only 50 VIP tickets are for sale**

VIP guest $2,500/person

Gala guest $1,000/person

 

Venue

Apollo Saturn V Center, Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, FL

 

Dress code

Celestial Chic (Black tie with an optional twist)

Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation have teamed up for a twelve-month celebration as we commemorate 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 21st, this annual, star-studded gala will kick-off that series of dedicated events.

Expectations will be exceeded at this year’s affair featuring rare appearances, speeches, and on-stage conversations between some of the most notable astronauts from the era and space industry innovators. Gala guests will hear first-hand how astronauts prepared for their flights and overcame the many challenges for mankind to walk on the moon.

As we celebrate this monumental time in history, both Foundations are increasing awareness of human space exploration on a global basis while raising funds for education and awarding scholarships.

Keep your eyes on http://apollocelebrationgala.com for regular announcements on the astronaut line up and auction items that will only be available exclusively at this event – although some may be saved as a surprise!

PROCEEDS BENEFIT:

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Based in Orlando, the Foundation’s mission is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts. ASF has awarded more than $4 million to outstanding Astronaut Scholars nationwide with support from astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and Space Station programs who participate in this educational endeavor. For more information, visit

http://astronautscholarship.org

The ShareSpace Foundation (SSF)

The ShareSpace Foundation works tirelessly to promote STEAM education to inspire the game-changers of the future. It collaborates with educators, donors and sponsors to provide schools, museums and education agencies with the informative and interactive Giant Mars Maps (25’ by 25’), robots, Buzz Aldrin’s award-winning Welcome to Mars book, and hands-on curriculum activities.  SSF’s parent non-profit is the Buzz Aldrin Space Foundation.

Driven by Buzz’s vision for permanent habitation on Mars, BASF develops tools, curricula and programs for children, students, researchers and professionals around the world to enable the extension of human habitation beyond the Earth to the Moon and Mars. This vertical pathway will bring together students and researchers of all levels to learn from each other’s vision for space, ultimately creating the first generation of Martians.

http://sharespace.org

http://buzzaldrinfoundation.org

2017 Buzz Aldrin, Jeff Bezos, Jack Schmitt, Michael Collins, Walt Cunningham

2017 gala dinner

2017 Walt Cunningham, Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin, Jack Schmitt

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Collaboration

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Collaboration

ORLANDO, FL. – Two leading foundations that nationally promote the importance of science, technology, engineering and math will collaborate to recognize the 50-year anniversary next year of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and the Buzz Aldrin ShareSpace Foundation have begun working collaboratively as part of an 18-month campaign to promote the historic flight and continue inspiring the next generation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to ensure the United States retains its leadership in STEM disciplines.

“Fifty years ago, the flight of Apollo 11 expanded the world’s imagination of what was possible, and it firmly placed the United States in the leadership position it still enjoys today in science and space exploration,” said Curt Brown, board chairman of ASF and veteran of six space flights. “That’s why teaming up with the legendary Buzz Aldrin ShareSpace Foundation is incredibly special. Together, we will work on a year-long celebration leading to the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and how past missions significantly helped guide the future of space exploration.”

The two organizations will host the fourth annual Apollo Celebration Gala at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on July 21, 2018, an event that will raise funds to award scholarships and increase the awareness of space exploration on a global basis. www.apollocelebrationgala.com

Aldrin served as the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11 becoming the second human to walk on the moon. He also went into orbit on Gemini 12.  Dr. Andrew Aldrin, President of the Buzz Aldrin Space Foundation, said, “the collaboration comes at the right time with the recent announcement that America will return to the moon and beyond. We want to do everything we can to both honor the past, but also look to the future. Sharing proceeds from the Apollo Celebration Gala brings about a perfect circular economy, as the BASF remains dedicated to raising vital funds that will directly feed into tangible scholarships as well as creating other inspirational education tools to inspire the game-changers of the future.”

 

About the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Based in Orlando, the Foundation’s mission is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts. ASF has awarded more than $4 million to outstanding Astronaut Scholars nationwide with support from astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and Space Station programs who participate in this educational endeavor. For more information, visit www.AstronautScholarship.org.

 

About the Buzz Aldrin Space Foundation

Driven by Buzz’s vision for permanent habitation on Mars, the Buzz Aldrin Space Foundation (BASF) develops tools, curricula and programs for children, students, researchers and professionals around the world to enable the extension of human habitation beyond the Earth to the Moon and Mars. This vertical pathway will bring together students and researchers of all levels to learn from each other’s vision for space, ultimately creating the first generation of Martians. BASF is the parent nonprofit to Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation (SSF). Proceeds from the gala event will go to the SSF which collaborates with educators, donors and sponsors to provide schools, museums and education agencies with the informative and interactive Giant Mars Maps (25’ by 25’), robots, Buzz Aldrin’s award-winning Welcome to Mars book, and hands-on curriculum activities. www.buzzaldrinfoundation.org www.sharespace.org

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