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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 &
On Saturday, May 6, the 2023 Inductees, Roy Bridges and Mark Kelly, 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 this year’s inductees.
In conjunction with the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Weekend, space enthusiasts of all kinds will come together for Space Rendezvous. 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. Space Rendezvous events will take place on May 4 and 5 and will include panel discussions, the Astronaut Cocktail Challenge, and opportunities to mix and mingle with America’s pioneering astronauts.
As a special addition this year, we will celebrate SMEAT & the 50th Anniversary of Skylab with a panel discussion and dinner reception on Friday, May 5. Guests will have the chance to hear first hand from astronaut panelists Rusty Schweickart, Joe Kerwin, Jack Lousma, Bob Crippen and Bo Bobko, and moderator Bob Sieck. This special event is a part of the Weekend Ticket, and is also available as an a la carte option.