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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Induction & Gala
Featuring Space Rendezvous

Join us for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Induction Weekend featuring Space Rendezvous.


Overview

Join us for the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Induction featuring Space Rendezvous! This two-in-one event weekend will take place June 9-11, 2022.

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. The Space Rendezvous events will take place June 9th and June 10th and will include panel discussions, the Astronaut Cocktail Challenge, and opportunities to mix and mingle with America's pioneering astronauts. 

On Saturday, June 11th, the 2022 Inductees receive the ultimate honor of becoming the newest class to enter the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, with an induction ceremony and gala held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Guests will have a front row seat as we raise a glass to the astounding accomplishments of David Leestma, Sandra H. Magnus and Chris Ferguson.


About the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®

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.


2022 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Inductees



Space Rendezvous Speakers



Purchase Weekend Tickets

Weekend Ticket: $850
Includes events on Friday, June 10 th and Saturday, June 11 th

This Ticket includes:
• Friday, June 10th
 - Breakfast at Hilton Cocoa Beach
 - Space Talks at Hilton Cocoa Beach
       - Astronaut Talks by Bonnie Dunbar, Janet Kavandi and Kay Hire
       - Space Art Talk and Signing by Space Artist Chris Calle
     (Each attendee will receive an exclusive art piece!)
 - VIP Luncheon at Hilton Cocoa Beach
 - Evening Reception at Hilton Cocoa Beach
• Saturday, June 11th
 - Transportation to the Induction Ceremony from Hilton Cocoa Beach
 - 1-day ticket to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for the Induction Ceremony
 - Transportation to the Induction Gala from Hilton Cocoa Beach
       - All guests must take provided transportation for the Induction Gala.
 - Induction Gala at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex with Open Bar
 - Exclusive After Party at Hilton Cocoa Beach with Open Bar and Savory Bites
• 2022 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Poster Signed by the 2022 Inductees
• Photo Signed by a Member of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame



Astronaut Cocktail Challenge

Kick off the weekend with us at the Astronaut Cocktail Challenge on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Zarrella’s Italian & Woodfired Pizza! Astronauts will compete against fellow astronauts in a mixology face-off, while guiding attendees through their recipes. Attendees will get a chance to try each astronaut’s signature cocktail and vote for their favorite to be crowned the Astronaut Cocktail Challenge Champion! Two-time champion Scott “Scooter” Altman will be back to defend his title against his Astronaut Cocktail Challenge 2021 competitor, Bruce Melnick. Additional participating astronauts to be announced! Must be 21+ to participate. Please drink responsibly.


Astronaut Cocktail Challenge Mixologists



Purchase Astronaut Cocktail Challenge Tickets

Astronaut Cocktail Challenge Ticket: $125
 • This is an a la carte event!
 • Event held on Thursday, June 9th at 7 PM at Zarrella’s Italian & Woodfired Pizza
   (8801 Astronaut Blvd, #103, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920).


This Ticket includes:
• Buffet dinner at Zarrella’s Italian & Woodfired Pizza
• Complimentary tasting of each astronaut’s signature cocktail
• Complimentary beer, wine and soda



Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala, please click below.





Date, Schedule & Location
  • Date
    June 9-11, 2022

  • Schedule

    Schedule will be sent to attendees prior to the event.

  • Location
    Thursday, June 9th: Astronaut Cocktail Challenge to be held at Zarrella’s Italian & Woodfired Pizza
    Friday, June 10th: Events to be held at Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.
    Saturday, June 11th: Induction Ceremony and Gala to be held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


Host Hotel
  • Hotel
    Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront (1550 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931)

  • ASF Room Block
    Enjoy a discounted room rate at our host hotel, the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, for this event.
    To book your room, visit the link below. Please note the discounted room rate ends on May 10, 2022.

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Rocket Sponsors




In-Kind Sponsors






Astronaut Cocktail Challenge Sponsor


For More Information

For more information about the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® Induction Ceremony and Gala, contact us at +1 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org.


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