The 27th Annual Dr. Wernher Von Braun Celebration

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The 27th Annual Dr. Wernher Von Braun Celebration is taking place on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at the US Space & Rocket Center - Davidson Center. Attire is black tie or the military equivalent. The reception starts at 5:30pm and dinner starts at
7:00pm. Tickets are available at You can email for more information.


The featured speaker this year is, Michael Massimino, a former NASA astronaut, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, and the Senior Advisor for Space Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum. He received his Bachelor of Science from Columbia and Masters of Science in both Mechanical Engineering and Technology and Policy, as well as the Degree of Mechanical Engineer and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

When not in academia or at NASA, Dr. Massimino has made several television appearances including a recurring role as himself on the CBS hit comedy, 'The Big Bang Theory.' In addition, he frequently appears in specials on Discovery, History, PBS, and National Geographic Channels, along with national and cable news. He has also been a guest on many of the late night talk shows including 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.'