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Innovators Gala

Join us in honoring our 2018-2019 Astronaut Scholar Class and the 2018 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence Honoree.


Overview

The 2018 Innovators Gala will celebrate and award the 2018-2019 Class of Astronaut Scholars, the Innovators of Tomorrow. Additionally, the gala will present the 2018 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence, an award given to an Astronaut Scholar Alumnus 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.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce Gemini and Apollo Astronaut David Scott and Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Michael D. Griffin as Keynote Speakers. The 2018 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence presenters are Rick and Mark Armstrong. The Master of Ceremonies is radio/tv personality and space advocate Mark Larson.

Join David Scott, Michael D. Griffin, Rick Armstrong, Mark Armstrong, Mark Larson and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in welcoming and celebrating the 2018-2019 Astronaut Scholar Class and awarding this year's Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence Honoree.


2018 Innovators Gala Keynote Speakers & Presenters

2018-2019 Scholar Class & 2018 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence Honoree

2018 Innovators Gala Master of Ceremonies

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Ticket Sales Closed

Space is limited. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets were on sale until August 19, 2018.




Date, Schedule & Location
  • Date
    Saturday, August 25, 2018

  • Schedule
    Professional Development Series
          9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Astronaut Scholar Technical Conference
          1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Exclusive VIP Reception
          5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
    Pre-Gala Reception
          6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    Innovators Gala
          7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Location
    JW Marriott Washington, DC
    1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004


Host Hotel
  • Hotel
    JW Marriott Washington, DC
    31331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20004
    +1 202-393-2000

  • ASF Room Block
    Enjoy a discounted hotel room rate.

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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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