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2017 APOLLO 11 ANNIVERSARY GALA
USEFUL INFORMATION

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
Important note to non-US guests:   “Due to Federal Regulations, all foreign national visitors must be reported to NASA Protective Services one week prior to accessing any event site on Federal property. Reporting, at a minimum, will require: Visitors full name, date of birth, country of birth and passport number. Failure to properly report any foreign national visitors will result in denial of access.” CHECK WHEN WE ASK FOR THIS INFO. Any queries email: gala@sharespace.org

TICKET PURCHASES

Ticket Types

Please refer to the ticket section of the website for further detail but as well as the gala and dinner.

VIP tickets

Include a photo opportunity on arrival with Buzz Aldrin under the rocket, and access to the aftershow party (at a nearby hotel) and VIP breakfast the following day.

Premium Tickets

Gala dinner & photo opportunity on arrival with Buzz Aldrin under the rocket (no access to aftershow / VIP breakfast).

Standard Tickets

Just the gala dinner. (No photo / aftershow / VIP breakfast.) You will not be sent a physical ticket in advance. Please be sure to have registered all the names (Christian/surname) of your guests with us in advance.  You will each be given a name badge / ticket on arrival to the registration hotel. For group bookings, your name badge / passes will be issued in one package. If your guests will be arriving/registering at different times, please let us know by clicking here or by sending an email no later than Saturday July 8th, 2017. (E:gala@sharespace.org)    

TIMING – approximate.

You will be emailed the exact timings nearer the event.   Saturday July 15th, 2017 – approximate schedule (confirmation will be sent one month prior to the event) 

TICKET TYPE REGISTRATION AT HILTON/COCOA BEACH HOTEL TRANSFER HOTEL TO KSC ARRIVE KSC
VIP 4:15pm 4:45pm 5:30pm
Premium 4:45pm 5:15pm 6:00pm
Standard 5:25pm 5:45pm 6:30pm

Buses will leave promptly and we will not be in a position to accommodate late arrivals.  Return buses (to the Hilton) will leave the Kennedy Space Center at 10:45pm –arriving at the Hilton at 11:30pm.

 

Gala Timing 

5:30-6:30pm             VIP Drinks reception (VIP Ticket holders and sponsors only)   6:30pm                          Gala dinner, lunar celebrations and exciting auctions   10:15pm                        Transportation from KSC to a nearby hotel for after-show party Sunday July 16th, 2017 08:30-10:00am         For VIP ticket holders only, there is a private VIP breakfast held at the nearby hotel. You will need to be wearing your pass to gain access.  

HOTELS

You will be sent local hotel information at the time of booking. We recommend preparing to book for both Friday 14th and Saturday 15th as early check ins will only be offered subject to availability.  Most local hotels have 04:00pm as their check in time which may leave you a little tight on time on the Saturday.  

EVENT REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER TO KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

Will take place at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Ocean front hotel.  NASA requires that all guests go through security at the hotel prior to boarding buses.   Return transportation will be provided for all guests from the Hilton to Kennedy Space Center. It is a 45 minute journey each way.  

CARS  

Since ASVC is on government property, civilians cannot drive themselves; Parking at the Hilton is free of charge. CHECK.

   

DRESS CODE

Is Intergalactic chic – more fun and slightly less formal than black tie.    

WEATHER

A crisp high of 90 degrees (all activities are inside!)

 

PHOTO WITH BUZZ ALDRIN

Only VIP and Premium tickets holders will have an official photograph with Buzz Aldrin which will take at the beginning of the evening’s events under the Apollo Saturn V rocket.  The photo will be emailed to you after the event.   AUTOGRAPHS Due to demand and a busy schedule, Buzz Aldrin will not be able to give autographs during the gala. We are grateful for your understanding on this.

AUCTION BIDDING

We will have an exciting Live Auction with approximately 8 lots that will be showcased at the event. The auction will be overseen by a professional auctioneer.   There will also be a Silent Auction with many more auction lots – this auction will go live online on Wednesday July 5th, 2017.   If you would like to bid for the auction lots, please be sure to have registered from the Ticket/Auction pages on the website. It is possible to bid for the auction lots without attending the gala.    

MENU

At the time of booking, you will be prompted to mention any dietary requirements you have. We will be offering vegetarian options for all three courses.  

SEATING

Those who have booked under a group name will be seated with each other.  There is a maximum of 10 people / table.  Priority seating will be given to VIP Ticket holders. If you have any particular wishes, don’t hesitate to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them.  

HAIR AND MAKE UP SERVICE

Tenacious Glam Inc. will have professional hair dressers and make up artists at the Hotel from 10 AM – 4 PM for our guests.   The sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis and charged at cost. (Please know that the Foundation does not benefit from this service financially.)  To book an appointment, please call Jennifer for rates and availability on : 321-458-2902.  

MASSAGE SERVICE

Quechua Shop & Massage Therapy, will be offering table and chair massages at the hotel this year.  To book an appointment on either Friday afternoon/evening or throughout Saturday, ring to book an appointment with Mandy on 321-557-1121.    

THANK YOU for joining us!  This is ShareSpace’s one major fundraiser for the year and thanks to YOU it will be incredibly successful!