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Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala with Buzz Aldrin
July 23, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Join us in celebrating the anniversary of Apollo 11’s flight to the moon with the mission’s Lunar Module Pilot, Buzz Aldrin! Hosted by the incomparable George Takei, best known for his role as Mr. Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series and films, and featuring fellow Star Trek alumna Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) as well as longtime CNN correspondent John Zarella, this special black-tie event will be held at the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center, FL on July 23, 2016 to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic return to earth and the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in honor and recognition of one of humankind’s greatest achievements: the first time man set foot on the surface of the moon.
During the evening you will have the opportunity to view NASA restricted property, enjoy a reception with open bar, receive an exclusive professional photo with our hosts, dine underneath one of the only remaining Saturn V rockets in the world (the largest rocket ever made), enjoy a decadent dessert spread and specialty coffee, explore the award-winning Apollo/Saturn V facility which houses historic relics of the space program, and experience an engaging program with Aldrin and Takei as they share their experiences during a time when space travel transitioned from fantasy to reality.
Also included will be an Apollo 11 Memorabilia Silent Auction and special raffle, available only to gala attendees.
Secure your SPACE today–you don’t want to miss this exclusive affair. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Special rates are available for educators, students, and active military.
Event proceeds benefit Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to igniting children’s passions for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math by providing educators with interactive and engaging hands-on educational activities.