Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
A Benefit in Honor of Skylab:
The Mission that Launched Science into Space
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Kennedy Space Center | Apollo/Saturn V Center
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
ASF along with astronauts representing many generations of manned spaceflight will gather on the evening of July 27, 2013 to both commemorate the 40th anniversary of Skylab’s launch into space and honor the courageous, tireless and innovative men and women who made the Skylab missions, which in many ways laid the foundation for both the space shuttle and International Space Station programs, a success.
EVERY GUEST A VIP
The Skylab 40th Anniversary Celebration begins with a champagne social and a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity alongside the Skylab astronauts. Guests then proceed into the breathtaking Apollo/Saturn V center for a sumptuous dinner reception featuring islands of tasty appetizers, carved meats, gourmet entrees, fresh salads and delicious accompaniments, as well as an open cocktail bar. What’s more: every guest will share a table with an astronaut! (Seating preference is afforded to our guests on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserve your space now!)
Following dinner, in the Lunar Theatre, Skylab astronauts (and more!) will share their memories of living and conducting groundbreaking science on board the U.S.’s first space station. The evening concludes with a lavish dessert spread offering a variety of tempting sweets and specialty coffees.
Private round-trip transportation between the host hotel, the Radisson Resort at the Port, and KSC is provided.
NEW! Guests are now also invited to enjoy an exclusive breakfast with the astronauts at the Radisson on the morning of Sunday, July 28!
These Skylab astronauts* are scheduled to take part:
|Alan Bean Commander, Skylab 3||Gerald Carr Commander, Skylab 4|
|Owen Garriott Science Pilot, Skylab 3||Ed Gibson Science Pilot, Skylab 4|
|Jack Lousma Pilot, Skylab 3||Bill Pogue Pilot, Skylab 4|
|Paul Weitz Pilot, Skylab 2|
Robert Crippen, Karol “Bo” Bobko and William Thornton, the astronauts who participated in the Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test (SMEAT), a 56-day simulation undertaken in preparation for Skylab, are also slated to attend. Vance Brand, who was chosen as standby pilot for a potential Skylab 3 rescue mission, is joining the celebration as well!
In addition to sharing a memorable evening with many of America’s most notable space heroes, every ticket-holder receives a professional print of their photograph alongside Skylab astronauts, a commemorative CD full of memories captured throughout the event, and a DVD of the Skylab astronaut discussion program.
RESERVE YOUR SPACE
Space for the Skylab 40th Anniversary Celebration is limited to 75 guests, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may be found in the Astronaut Store. If you would like to arrange for your tickets over the phone, please call Nicole at 321-455-7014.
MAKE A DONATION
If you cannot make it to the event but would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in honor of Skylab’s 4oth anniversary, please use the button below. We’ll mail you a commemorative event program as our way of saying “Thanks!”
*Astronauts subject to change.