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Celebrating Apollo

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation will be hosting multi-day events highlighting one of the most memorable moments in history – man’s first steps on the Moon – and the exploration efforts that followed bringing the United States towards today’s deep space exploration.


Overview

Our multi-day events have something for everyone. Our intent was to provide a great time for the entire community to enjoy and celebrate our space program and the accomplishments of our past that have paved the path for the future. We look forward to sharing these special events with our nation’s heroes and you!


Events

Astronaut Golf Tournament

Astronaut Golf Tournament

Join us as we celebrate the first man to play golf on the moon, Alan Shepard. Take a shot with his replica club and join other national heroes as we hit the virtual links.

Each player registration includes:
  Tournament Play (3 hours)
  Appetizers during play
  Lunch at awards ceremony
  (2) beer tickets per player
  1st through 3rd place prizes

$200 per player
$600 per team

$50 Moon Ticket
Includes entry into the competitions of Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin, as well as, get a chance to hit a replica of Alan Shepard’s club when he hit his moon shot.

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  • Date
    Friday, July 12, 2019

  • Schedule
    Registration 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Tournament Begins - 10:00 AM
    Skills Competition - 12:30 PM
    Lunch & Awards - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Location
    Drive Shack Orlando
    7285 Corner Drive
    Orlando, FL 32827

Astronaut Walking Pub Crawl

Astronaut Walking Pub Crawl

Join some astronauts as we visit local spots in Cocoa Village and sample a few libations at each venue. Dress in your favorite space outfit and win a prize for the Best Space Dressed.

$75 per ticket

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  • Date
    Friday, July 12, 2019

  • Schedule
    Registration at Bar 1 - 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Bar 1 - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Bar 2 - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Bar 3 - 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Bar 4 - 9:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Location
    Cocoa Village
    Bars to be determined.

Astronaut Parade

Astronaut Parade

See our heroes as they ride through the City of Cocoa Beach in convertible Corvettes and witness the future of technology and innovation as the Apollo families ride in Teslas!

Free to the community!

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  • Date
    Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Schedule
    Parade - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    After Street Party - 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Location
    City of Cocoa Beach
    2 S Orlando Avenue
    Cocoa, FL 32931

    The parade route is starting at 4th Street North proceed down (south) Orlando Ave. and ending at 1st Street South.

Celebrating Apollo Outdoor Concert

Celebrating Apollo Outdoor Concert



FREE CONCERT with Alan Parsons and opening band Edison’s Children including Rick Armstrong (Neil Armstrong’s son)

Free to the community!
Bring your own chair.

VIP Tent and Seating - $150 per ticket
Entrance to the VIP Tent includes a Reserved Concert Seat, Food and Drinks.
Reserved Seating - $50 per ticket

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  • Date
    Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Schedule
    Doors - 5:00 PM
    Show - 6:00 PM

  • Location
    Cocoa Riverfront Park
    401 Riveredge Blvd
    Cocoa, FL 32922

The Families of Apollo – Brunch & Panel Discussion

The Families of Apollo – Brunch & Panel Discussion

Enjoy brunch while listening to the children of Apollo astronauts tell what it was like as a family member during the Apollo era.

$75 per ticket

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  • Date
    Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Schedule
    Brunch - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Panel Discussion - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Location
    Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
    3435 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-784-4800


    Panel topic subject to change.

Women in Space Panel

Women in Space Panel

Listen to astronauts and NASA employees discuss the space industry and how women have contributed to space exploration.

Free to the community!
  • Date
    Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Schedule
    1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Location
    Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
    3435 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-784-4800


    Panel topic subject to change.

Future of Space Panel

Future of Space Panel

Listen to astronauts and industry leaders discuss the future of the space industry.

Free to the community!
  • Date
    Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Schedule
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location
    Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
    3435 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-784-4800


    Panel topic subject to change.

VIP Reception and Grand Reopening of the Apollo Saturn V Center

VIP Reception and Grand Reopening of the Apollo Saturn V Center

Join the astronauts and be one of the first to see the newly renovated Apollo Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex before it is opened to the public.

$150 per ticket

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  • Date
    Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Schedule
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Location
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899

Celebrating Apollo Gala

Celebrating Apollo Gala

The Apollo 50th Gala event will pay tribute to humanity’s (seemingly) impossible achievement of reaching the moon, from our first steps to tomorrow’s giant leaps in space.

The Celebrating Apollo Gala is hosted by the Aldrin Family's Foundation with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

Find out more about the gala at www.apollo50thgala.com
  • Date
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • Schedule
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Location
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899





Host Hotel & Room Block

  • Hotel
    Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
    3435 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-784-4800

  • ASF Room Block
    Enjoy a discounted hotel room rate.

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Alternate Hotel & Room Block

  • Hotel
    Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral
    3425 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-799-4099

  • ASF Room Block
    Enjoy a discounted hotel room rate.

    Reserve Hotel
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For More Information

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


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