Tulsa Aerospace Museum Gala Celebrates 50 Years of Apollo 13 & 14 with Astronauts

TULSA, Okla. - April 13, 2021 - PRLog -- The Tulsa Air and Space Museum announces the 2021 Aviator Ball gala, with presenting sponsor, American Airlines.  The event will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 13 and Apollo 14 with an All-"Star" Astronaut cast consisting of Oklahoman General Thomas Stafford, Fred Haise and Charlie Duke.  Another Oklahoman astronaut, Dr. John B. Herrington, Chickasaw Citizen, will be the Master of Ceremonies.  Herrington served as Mission Specialist on Shuttle Mission STS-113.
Apollo 14 was crewed by Oklahoman, Stuart Roosa, who carried tree seeds into space that began the Moon Tree Foundation, now led by Stuart's daughter, Rosemary Roosa.  Rosemary will represent her father and the Moon Tree Foundation legacy.
The event evening will also include a Q & A session where the audience can ask the astronauts questions, following a lively and entertaining live auction where the astronauts will assist the auctioneer with their humor and exciting stories.
"The Aviator Ball: Apollo and Wine" event will include an outdoor cocktail hour from 5pm to 5:45 pm in which guests can mingle with special guests and view several static aircraft including a Blackhawk helicopter, corporate jets, WWII P-51 Mustang, the one-of-a-kind Spartan Executive Model 12, a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter, and other unique aircraft.
"The special guests attending this event are phenomenal people with amazing stories that have shaped our world with historic heroism, affected pop culture and become role models for multiple generations" says Executive Director, Tonya Blansett.
Many of the rocket, space craft and aircraft models that will be autographed and available for sale were 3-D printed by sponsor company Rapid Application Group, LLC. in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, which also provides 3-D printed parts for many different private space exploration companies.
Ticket prices and museum hours can be found at https://www.tulsamuseum.org/. The 2021 Aviator Ball will be held at the museum, located on the north end of the Tulsa International Airport:   3624 N. 74th East Ave.  Tulsa, OK  74115

For more questions, please e-mail AviatorBall@TulsaMuseum.org

About Tulsa Air and Space Museum:
With a mission to preserve Oklahoma's aerospace history and to inspire science-based learning through discovery, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) has carved out a unique niche in the Oklahoma museum community. TASM has been exposing students to real-world applications of STEM for over 15 years. Last year, more than 33,000 students participated in STEM engagement, consisting of museum tours, hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, inspirational messages and planetarium educational programming.

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