Press Release: Fantasy Meets Reality at Kennedy Space Center – Star Trek’s George Takei Joins Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Host Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala

Fantasy Meets Reality at Kennedy Space Center: Star Trek’s George Takei Joins Astronaut Buzz Aldrin to Host Apollo 11 Anniversary

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL ‐ BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY! Star Trek: The Original Series’ George Takei (Sulu) and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) will join legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin on July 23, 2016 to celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon mission during a black tie affair right where it all started – Kennedy Space Center, Florida! Tickets and sponsorships are now available to the gala, which benefits Aldrin’s educational nonprofit, ShareSpace Foundation, at www.ShareSpace.org/gala.

Hosted by these beloved space travelers as well as several other special guests and astronauts, the evening will include a reception, a special photo opportunity, a dinner underneath one of the only remaining Saturn V rockets in the world (the largest rocket ever made and the likes which took Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Aldrin to the moon in 1969) and an engaging program with Aldrin and Takei teleporting guests back to a time when space travel transitioned from fantasy to reality.

“We are so fortunate to live in a time where heroes like Buzz Aldrin walk among us,” said ShareSpace Foundation’s Executive Director Linn LeBlanc. “This gala will be a fascinating evening with space legends and Hollywood icons coming together to discuss from their own unique perspectives one of humankind’s greatest achievements ever: the first time man set foot on the moon!”

The gala is being held on the 47th anniversary of Apollo 11’s splashdown on earth and the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Tickets range from $750 ‐ $1,800 offering the public the chance to boldly go where no man has gone before. More information and tickets can be obtained at sharespace.org/gala or (321) 783‐6836.

Event proceeds benefit Buzz Aldrin’s ShareSpace Foundation, a non‐profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to igniting children’s passions for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math by providing interactive and engaging hands‐on educational activities. Visit sharespace.org for more information.

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