17–19 September 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

An Evening of Astronaut Stories

Astronauts who participated in past programs: Sandy Magnus, Garrett Reisman, Kent Rominger, Steve Lindsey, and Robert Curbeam

Date and Time: 19 September 2018, 1800–1930 hrs

Location: Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL (Windemere Y, Z Ballroom)

Admission: Complimentary to AIAA members, registrants of the 2018 AIAA SPACE Forum, the media, and the public 

Objective: Meet and greet with astronauts and hear their stories. There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with all astronauts.

Confirmed Astronauts include:

  • Tony Antonelli, served as pilot on STS-119 and STS-132
  • Chris Ferguson, served as pilot on  STS-115, commander of STS-126 and STS-135
    …Others to be determined

Raffle Drawing: A space shuttle model signed by all participating astronauts will be raffled off at the end of program. Raffle tickets are $5 each and multiple tickets can be purchased.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available at $2,500. Benefits include VIP seating, photos and interaction with our astronauts, as well as recognition on-site via signage and highlights in our opening comments.

Note to Students and Educators: Please contact us so special arrangements can be made for groups of students who wish to attend.  

About the AIAA Foundation: The AIAA Foundation’s mission is to promote education and recognize excellence in the aerospace community.

For more information please contact Merrie Scott at 703.264.7530

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