Auction Announcement

BIG NEWS ABOUT THE APOLLO 11 GALA DINNER 2017!!

SATURDAY JULY 15, 2017
APOLLO SATURN V CENTER
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, USA

For the very first time there will be a LIVE auction with Exclusive VIP items during the Gala Dinner on July 15th. There are some incredible lots, many with direct relevance to Buzz Aldrin and his exciting life of exploration and adventure.


The live auction, which comprises up to eight lots, will be orchestrated by former Christies’, New York-based commercial and charity auctioneer Charles Antin. Priceless items include extremely rare space-related memorabilia, some from the 1969 mission itself, with many items personally signed by Buzz. Other amazing lots have been donated by our valued partners and sponsors including:


    • An iconic Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
    • An idyllic holiday in the Maldives. Buzz’s favorite place to scuba dive, with a stay at two of Soneva’s luxury resorts.
    • The spectacular silver bomber jacket by designer Nick Graham, worn by Buzz on his catwalk debut at the fall/winter 2017 show.
    • A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join an expedition to Mount Everest Base Camp and be part of the team attempting to host the world’s highest dinner party too!
    • Apollo 11 memorabilia from Buzz’s personal collection, stay tuned for details to be announced!

    The new silent online auction will have up to an additional 40 exciting lots and will go live on sharespace.org on July 5th, 2017.
    Keep an eye on the website for regular new additions, as not-to-be missed items are being added all the time. In the silent auction bidders could go to a Spicy Vines wine tasting in California, bag a flight in a British Airways Flight simulator and even send a personal pocket spacecraft to the moon! Iconic framed and signed photos from the Apollo 11 mission will also be offered.

    Along with the auction items, as always, the dinner table center pieces will be sold on the night of the gala. Only dinner guests will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase one of the beautiful, limited-edition Mars MOVA globes – amazing eco-friendly, rotating ornaments designed to replicate the surface of Mars – with special bases branded with the Buzz Aldrin and Destination Mars logos.



    All proceeds from the auction benefit Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit education organization whose mission is to inspire children’s passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math – and to equip them to become the next generation of innovators and explorers.

    With limited space, it’s recommended to buy tickets to the gala ASAP! Consider a VIP/Premium booking which includes an official photograph taken under the Saturn V rocket at the beginning of the gala, access to the after-show party at a nearby hotel and a private breakfast the following morning with Buzz Aldrin and other VIP guests. But hurry, tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss out – there is no time to waste!

    Note 1: Telephone bids are also possible, if you let us know in advance (gala@sharespace.org). However sending a representative to bid on your behalf and to be part of what will be a truly unforgettable night is advisable.

    Note 2: The event hotel is only offering a discounted rate for gala guests until the 2nd June. Information is provided once a ticket has been purchased.

    Purchase tickets now from Sharespace.org

    About the ShareSpace Foundation
    The ShareSpace Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children’s passions for S.T.E.A.M. subjects. In 1903 man learned to fly airplanes. Only 66 years later we walked on the moon. In order to help the next generation to make giant leaps, we must Educate, Enable and Inspire. www.sharespace.org

Buzz Aldrin announces a bold campaign to accelerate human habitation of Mars Through his ShareSpace Foundation

Buzz Aldrin announces a bold campaign to accelerate human habitation of Mars

Through his ShareSpace Foundation, a ‘red carpet for the red planet’ Apollo 11 Anniversary gala event will be held at the Kennedy Space Center


Florida, USA. March 2017: Dr Buzz Aldrin has announced an exciting event to commemorate the Apollo 11 anniversary and to bring together global figures in space innovation to raise funds for programs that will drive education and help develop the next generation of space innovators who will lead humanity to future habitation of Mars.

Taking place at the Kennedy Space Center on July 15th 2017, this unique gathering of astronauts, members of the space community, business leaders and global figures is designed to raise funds to inspire and enable future generations to make scientific advancements that will lead to humans living on Mars. It is a vision that Buzz Aldrin has been pursuing since he returned from the world-defining Moon Landing in 1969.

The Apollo 11 gala event is the first part of an ambitious three-year fund-raising campaign devised by the ShareSpace Foundation, culminating in the summer of 2019 with a wealth of global activities to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.

Dr Buzz Aldrin said: “As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, it’s my ultimate ambition to lay the foundations that will inspire and support the next generation to become space pioneers. I passionately believe that we can land people on Mars by 2040. To do this we need to provide our future space pioneers with the right educational tools and motivation and we need the funding to do so. By attending the event, guests are invited to play a historical role in the advancement of mars exploration by sharing our vision and supporting our ambitions.  Humanity needs to explore, to push beyond current limits, just like we did in 1969. I want to do everything I can to lay the groundwork.”

There are only 400 tickets available for this awe-inspiring event hosted at the Kennedy Space Center. A portion of these tickets will be available for purchase by visiting www.sharespace.org. Guests will sit underneath an actual Apollo Saturn V rocket.  Entertainment will take place in the original 1969 firing room and lunar theatre, the scene of many famous space shuttle launch countdowns.

All proceeds from ticket sales and fundraising activities at the Gala Dinner will go to the non-profit space education foundation, ShareSpace. The foundation, established in 2014, is committed to driving education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math and by providing unique and inspirational learning tools. Last year the foundation gifted dozens of schools across the United States with Giant Destination Mars Maps, enabling students to discover Mars first hand via an interactive floor map depicting the topography of Mars, as well as the landing locations of NASA’s Mars robots.

The ‘red carpet for the red planet’ event is set to feature a number of unique auction lots – with items that follow Buzz’s incredible life of discovery and which have travelled with him both on and off this planet. It will also feature items donated from pioneers in the worlds of polar, nautical and aviation exploration.

Hosts for the event will be announced later this year.

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Notes to Editors
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About the ShareSpace Foundation
The ShareSpace Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring children’s passions for S.T.E.A.M. subjects. In 1903 man learned to fly airplanes. Only 66 years later we walked on the moon. In order to help the next generation to make giant leaps, we must Educate, Enable and Inspire. www.sharespace.org