Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

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2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala

Get ready for an evening you will never forget! The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is rolling out the red carpet for space legends at the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) Induction Gala, and you’re invited! This elegant event is held during Kennedy Space Center’s AHOF Induction weekend, and honors four new AHOF inductees: John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger, and Rhea Seddon.

STS-67, STS-81, STS-103, STS-109, STS-125
STS-87, STS-95, STS-104, STS-121, STS-133
KENT V. ROMINGER (Captain, USN, Ret.)
STS-73, STS-80, STS-85, STS-96, STS-100
STS-51D, STS-40,


The celebration begins Friday, May 29, 2015 with the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala, benefiting ASF. This extravagant black-tie affair starts with a VIP reception under the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), then moves on to an elegant dinner at KSCVC’s award-winning Apollo/Saturn V Center. Astronauts and space celebrities will stroll down the red carpet to join guests in celebrating the 14th class of astronauts to be inducted into the Hall of Fame! You’ll mix, mingle, and raise your glass with the “who’s who” of space celebrities and industry leaders beneath the Center’s beautifully restored Saturn V rocket.

Astronaut Al Worden walks the red carpet

If one night of memories isn’t enough, your gala ticket also includes entry into KSCVC’s official 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on the following day, May 30! This momentous occasion is a rare opportunity to witness history as the 2015 inductees take their place alongside legends such as John Glenn, Tom Stafford, and James Lovell. Dozens of astronauts will be in attendance to cheer on the newest class of exceptional space explorers!

Astronauts scheduled to attend include:* Andy Allen, John Blaha, Bo Bobko, Charlie Bolden, Dan Brandenstein, Curt Brown, Franklin Chang Díaz, Eileen Collins, Dick Covey, Bob Crippen, Frank Culbertson, Walt Cunningham, Bonnie Dunbar, Chris Ferguson, Hoot Gibson, Fred Gregory, John Grunsfeld, Rick Hauck, Jeff Hoffman, Tom Jones, Steve Lindsey, Jack Lousma, Bruce McCandless, Kent Rominger, Jerry Ross, Winston Scott, Rhea Seddon, Brewster Shaw, Loren Shriver, Kathy Thornton, and Al Worden.
*Attendance subject to change.

Gala tickets are limited, but the weekend also includes events open to KSCVC ticket holders: ASF’s Scholar Technical Conference and the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, both held at KSCVC on Saturday, May 30!


Ticket Sales

Ticket sales for this year’s gala are now closed. For more information contact ASF’s Development Office at

Induction-Ticket-graphic-smallTickets: SOLD OUT
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015
Place: Apollo/Saturn V Center, KSCVC, FL
Dress: Black Tie Optional

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