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Tickets on Sale for 25th Annual Dr. Wernher Von Braun Memorial Celebration Dinner

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Photo of a past dinner (Emmett Given, NASA/MSFC)

Photo of a past dinner (Emmett Given, NASA/MSFC)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The National Space Club-Huntsville is preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its annual Dr. Wernher von Braun Memorial Celebration dinner.  It’s always a popular event — mark your calendar for October 9.

The deadline is sooner for tickets and table sponsorships, though – August 25.  The event has a history of selling out, so order your tickets soon.

The event will be held at the Davidson Center at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, with a reception at 5:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm.  Attire is black tie or military equivalent.

Dennis Tito

Dennis Tito

This year, the board has an exciting speaker lined up, Dennis Tito.  Tito is best known for traveling to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket in 2001.  He is also founder and chairman of the Inspiration Mars Foundation and will share his experiences and insights on future space exploration.

The National Space Club-Huntsville is a non-profit organization that donates $25,000 every year to educational outreach.  The group has also awarded more than $70,000 in college scholarships to area students pursuing degrees in the aerospace/engineering fields.

The majority of these funds are raised through the von Braun Memorial Celebration.

To order tickets, please visit www.spaceclub-hsv.org or call NSC Administrator Barbara Jo Webb at 256-431-7947.