VON BRAUN MEMORIAL
What is the
von Braun Memorial Dinner?
The von Braun Memorial Dinner is the most prominent event of the year. The dinner culminates the yearly Symposium held each October and serves as the largest fundraiser event hosted by the Space Club. Dubbed the "The Space Prom," this dinner welcomes local businesses and space enthusiasts to arrive dressed to the nines to celebrate scholarships and award recipients who are helping to shape the future of space exploration. The event honors selected individuals and groups by awarding the Von Braun Space Flight Trophy, the Astronautics Engineering Award, the Distinguished Science Award, the Communications Award, the Community Service Award, the Aerospace Educator Award, the Dr. Wernher Von Braun Memorial Scholarship, and the National Space Club scholarships.
The Club’s funding for educational outreach is the key goal for this “can’t miss” event that attracts over 900 people each year for a memorable dinner. This outstanding night named in honor of Dr. Von Braun celebrates space exploration with so many people that have helped make this country, this state, and this community so influential and successful in our nation’s space program.
Past keynote speakers have included:
Bob Cabana, NASA Associate Administrator
Leonard David, Space journalist and author
Harrison Schmitt, Former Astronaut, US Senator
General John E. Hyten, Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command
The Honorable Michael Griffin, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
Mike Massimino, Former Astronaut, Entertainer
Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency
Dennis Tito, Inspiration Mars Foundation/1st Space Tourist
Paul Allen, Microsoft Co-Founder/Investor/Philanthropist
Bob Crippen, CPT (USN Ret.) Naval aviator/Astronaut & first Shuttle pilot
Gary Payton, LTG. Gen. (USAF, Ret.), Former Astronaut, NASA and & DOD leader.
Charles Bolden, Jr., MAJ Gen (USMC Ret.), Former Astronaut /NASA Administrator,
General Kevin Chilton, US Strategic Command
Dr. Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator
Helen Greiner, iRobot
Leonard Nimoy, Actor – Mr. Spock
Alan Ladwig, Space.com
Olivia Newton John, Entertainer
OUR 2021 PRESENTING SPONSOR
OUR 2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS
2021 RECEPTION SPONSORS
2021 GOLD SPONSORS
2021 SILVER SPONSORS
2021 BRONZE SPONSORS
Alabama A&M University
Waterfront Technical Services
Hill Technical Solutions, Inc.
American Astronautical Society
Preferential Seating / Three Tables of eight, however two of the eight seats/per table will be for a assigned government attendee and their guest / Government guest selection priority / Corporate Logo recognition on website, program / 18 reception drink tickets and 9 VIP Parking spaces
Two tables of eight, however two of the eight seats/per table will be for a assigned government attendee and their guest / Corporate Logo recognition on the website and program / 12 reception drink tickets and 6 VIP Parking spaces
One table of eight, however, two of the eight seats will be for an assigned government attendee and their guest / Corporate Logo recognition at the reception, on the website and program / 6 reception drink tickets and 3 VIP Parking spaces
One table of eight, however, two of the eight seats will be for an assigned government attendee and their guest / Corporate Logo recognition on the website / Corporate recognition listed in program / 6 reception drink tickets
One table of eight seats / Corporate recognition on the website and program with Name listing