Official Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gala

(Buzz Aldrin Ventures)

On July 13 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Air Force One Pavilion in Simi, California, astronaut Buzz Aldrin will host a black tie/white spacesuit Anniversary Gala and four-course dinner joined by fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham, Charlie Duke, and Dave Scott, a dozen Space Shuttle astronauts, actor Gary Sinise, and musician Tommy James. While the VIP ticket sponsorship option at $3,500 is sold out, standard gala tickets at $1,000 are available and include an 8X10 print photo of yourself with Buzz Aldrin.

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This story is a selection from the April/May issue of Air & Space magazine