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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
    Coming Soon!

Honored Guests

Purchase Tickets

Tickets for Innovators Gala to be announced in May!

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
Attending Astronauts & VIPs
  • Coming Soon!

  • Note: Astronaut & VIP attendance is subject to change.

Presented By

Character Sponsor

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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