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VON BRAUN MEMORIAL

DINNER

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

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OUR 2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS

2021 RECEPTION SPONSORS

2021 GOLD SPONSORS

 

2021 SILVER SPONSORS

2021 BRONZE SPONSORS

CFD Research

Omega Plue

Sierra Lobo

Alabama A&M University

Torch Technologies

Canvas

Aerodyne Industries

Davidson

Bangham Engineering

IERUS Technologies

Waterfront Technical Services

Linc Research

nLogic

Seabrook Solutions

ECI, Inc.

USRA

Hill Technical Solutions, Inc.

Interstellar Technologies

Cimarron Composites

MLC-CAD Systems

Willbrook Solutions

Qualis Corporation

Crean Incorportated

Archarithm

American Astronautical Society

TriVector Services

Rivertstone Solutions

Sponsorship Tiers

For Questions on Tickets or Sponsorships contact: Maggie Lee Powell at Maggie@spaceclubhsv.org 

Platinum Sponsor
$12,500

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

Gold Sponsor
$6,000

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

Reception Sponsor
$5,500

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 

Silver Sponsor
$3,000

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 

Bronze Sponsor
$1,500

One table of eight seats / Corporate recognition on the website and program with Name listing