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.
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.