The Mercury 7 astronauts envisioned a place where the accomplishments of astronauts could be
celebrated and showcased to the public. This vision led to the creation of the U.S. Astronaut
Hall of Fame® in 1990, with the members of the Mercury 7 inducted as the inaugural
class. Every year, a new class of astronauts who have pushed the boundaries of space exploration
take their place in the Hall and are honored at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®
Induction Ceremony & Gala.
On Saturday, November 13, the 2020 Inductees receive the ultimate honor of becoming the newest class to enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, with an induction ceremony taking place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and a gala held later that evening, at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. Dining under a massive Saturn V rocket, guests will have a front row seat as we raise a glass to the astounding accomplishments of Michael Lopez-Alegria, Pamela Melroy and Scott Kelly.
ASF is excited to present Space Rendezvous during the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® weekend. As we honor the history of our American heroes, we also look to the future of the new age space race. Space Rendezvous truly depicts the evolution of our aerospace industry as we continue to accomplish the unthinkable. This event includes panel discussions, a book signing, the Astronaut Cocktail Challenge, a wine tasting with Caldwell Vineyard, and a reception. Learn about the past space pioneers and hear from today's industry leaders with events that celebrate all things space!