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Innovators WEEK & Gala

Join us as we welcome the 2023 Class of Astronaut Scholars and honor the 2023 Neil Armstrong
Award of Excellence Recipient during Innovators Week & Gala


The Innovators Week & Gala celebrates and awards the new class of Astronaut Scholars, the Innovators of Tomorrow. Additionally, the Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence is presented to an Astronaut Scholar Alum who exemplifies personal character, professional achievement and impact in their field. These criteria embody Neil Armstrong's core values and those of his colleagues, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts.

Event Details
  • Date
    August 16-19, 2023

  • Schedule

    Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18
    Various private events held for 2023 Scholars and invited Alumni

    Friday, August 18
    2:30 - 6:00 PM: Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference

    Saturday, August 19
    9:00 AM - 1:30 PM: Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
    6:00 - 10:00 PM: Innovators Reception & Gala

  • Location
    Hilton Orlando

  • Host Hotel
    Hilton Orlando (6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819)

  • ASF Room Block
    ASF has secured a discounted room block for this event at our Host Hotel, the Hilton Orlando. To book within this block, please click below.

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Honored Guests

Gala Emcee

Tickets Details

Innovators Gala Ticket: $375
Ticket includes:
Innovators Reception & Gala (Saturday evening)

Innovators Gala Scholar Friends & Family Table: $2,000
Ticket includes:
Innovators Reception & Gala for 6 guests (Friday, Saturday)

40th Anniversary of American Women in Space Ticket: $125
Ticket includes:
40th Anniversary of American Women in Space Lunch & Panel Discussion (Friday)

*All Gala ticket holders are invited to join the Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference on Friday & Saturday as well as the Gala After Party on Saturday evening.



Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Innovators Week & Gala, please contact Danielle Getty at danielle@astronautscholarship.org.

Presented and Sponsored By
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  • Note: Astronaut & VIP attendance is subject to change.

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For More Information

For more information about the Innovators Gala, contact us at +1 407-362-7900 or events@astronautscholarship.org.


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