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Jacobs Links with ASF as Workforce Partner

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We are pleased to announce that Jacobs, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, has stepped up to be the first corporate partner in the STEM Workforce Partner campaign. “Jacobs is pleased to join forces with ASF through the STEM Workforce initiative. As one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, the secret to our success is recruiting the best and brightest employees. We firmly believe in supporting efforts such as these to ensure that today’s students pursue higher education so that we will have …

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Induction Gala Tickets Now Available


Tickets to ASF’s 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Gala are now available! The event will be held on Friday, May 29th – the night before four new astronauts are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Join ASF and dozens of astronauts in celebration of their achievements! Find out more about the event and reserve your seats Read about the 2015 inductees Learn about the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Explore KSCVC’s interactive press release Join us for the 2015 Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference the same weekend

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Four Astronauts to Enter Hall of Fame


The time has come once again for a new class of astronauts to be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF). Each year, ASF’s Induction Selection Committee oversees the selection of inductees into AHOF, and ASF works hand-in-hand with Delaware North Companies (DNC) to honor those astronauts with an official induction ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC). This year, ASF is proud to join DNC and KSCVC in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame as together we congratulate four new astronaut inductees: John Grunsfeld, Steve Lindsey, Kent Rominger, and Rhea …

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October Meet and Greet Photos Now Online

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation held a meet-and-greet reception on October 25, 2014 in order to promote the Foundation’s important mission. Participants included Captain Bob “Crip” Crippen and his wife Pandora, Lt. Col. Andy Allen and his wife Brenda, Patty Carpenter, wife of the late Mercury Astronaut Scott Carpenter, and several Astronaut Scholars. Thank you all who attended – together, we are strengthening America’s innovative competitiveness by investing in our nation’s brightest science and engineering scholars. Click here to view a photo montage of the event created by ASF Vice Chairman Lisa Schott and her husband George!

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Vice Chairman Lisa Schott Gifts ASF Holiday Donation


December 12, 2014 – Special thanks to ASF Vice Chairman and Astronaut Scholar Alumna Lisa Schott and her husband George, who stopped by the office to share in a little holiday cheer and present Executive Director Tammy Knowles with their $10,000 donation to the Scholars Give Back Campaign to fund Astronaut Scholarships. Read more about the Scholars Give Back Campaign here, or make a donation of your own!

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2015 Induction Gala Date Change

December 10, 2014 – Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date for the 2015 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction festivities has moved to May 29-30, 2015. ASF’s annual Induction Gala will take place on the night of Friday, May 29, and KSCVC’s Induction ceremony will occur on Saturday the 30th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Further details on the weekend’s events will be posted to our Induction page as they become available.

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Save the Date for the Apollo 13 45th Anniversary Celebration!

December 8, 2014 – ASF is pleased to announce the 45th Anniversary Celebration of Apollo 13! The event will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Join James Lovell, Fred Haise, and their fellow astronauts to honor and celebrate one of the U.S. space program’s most famous missions. Ticket sales will be online soon, so please check back or join ASF’s mailing list for announcements!

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Hugh Harris Announces New Book

January 28, 2014 – Hugh Harris, NASA’s “Voice of Launch Control” and a longtime ASF supporter, announces the release of his new book, “Challenger: An American Tragedy,” a personal account of the events of January 28, 1986. Harris was at Kennedy Space Center that day, counting down to liftoff for audiences across the country. He presents the story of the Challenger tragedy as only an insider can. With by-the-second accounts of the spacecraft’s launch and a comprehensive overview of the ensuing investigation, Harris gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the devastating accident that grounded the shuttle fleet for over two …

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Astrogram Now Available Online

January 24, 2014 – ASF’s Astrogram newsletter is now available electronically! Stay on top of the goings-on at ASF by downloading our bi-annual magazine dedicated to reporting the latest on news, events, scholars, and more! Click here to view the available Astrograms.

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