Stars & Stripes ~ Vets & Cadets

You are invited to our 5th Annual

Stars & Stripes Dinner

to honor our

Vets and Cadets

Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | 7:00 dinner
For a donation of $50
(Veteran and spouse complimentary)

VIP Reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
For a donation of $100
Veterans and/or spouse $50

at the Pope John Paul Student Center
Marin Catholic High School
675 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Kentfield, CA

Featuring

Astronaut Scott "Doc" Horowitz, Phd., Air Force Col. (ret.),
Shuttles Discovery, Atlantis and Columbia

"Serving Our Country, On and Off the Planet"

with
The Space Station Museum

Honoring Our Marin Veterans Oral History Project

View the moon through amateur astronomy telescope on site


BBCA invites you to honor the service and sacrifice of our Marin veterans and help ensure the future of Marin's Air Force JROTC program. Join us for an all-American evening of music, nostalgia, informal dinner and silent auction. See the moon landing sites up close with both eyes through an astronomy telescope set up outside during the venue.

Special Guest Presentation

With new images of Pluto streaming 3 billion miles back to Earth in the age of robotics and private and international space travel and research cooperation, what does the future hold? The U.S. pioneers of space travel brought us unheard of marvels of their experiences as well as so many innovations that we take for granted today: GPS, water filters, memory foam, cordless tools. Is the next amazing discovery, innovation or technological breakthrough just around the corner? What role should America play in pushing the boundaries of our current knowledge and exploration of the universe and beyond?

Dr. Scott Horowitz will inspire us with Serving Our Country, On and Off the Planet. sharing a veteran's journey serving our country as an Air Force Pilot, Test Pilot, NASA astronaut, and NASA Associate Administrator. He will bring us along on an actual mission to the International Space Station, and he will challenge the next generation to regain America's lead in Space Exploration.

"Doc" is a veteran of four space flights and has logged over 1,138 hours in space. He served as pilot on STS-75 (1996), STS 83 (1997) and STS-101 (2000), and was the commander on STS-105 (2001). Dr. Horowitz retired from NASA in 2004 to serve as Director of Space Transportation and Exploration at A.T.K.-Thiokol. In 2005 he returned to NASA as Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, D.C. where he served until 2007. He served as a USAF test pilot, F-15 fighter pilot, T-38 instructor pilot and retired from the USAF as a Colonel in 2004. In addition, Scott has taught graduate level engineering courses for California State University at Fresno and Embry Riddle University. He currently runs Doc's Aerospace, which provides engineering services and solutions for the entire range of problems from small experimental aircraft to human spaceflight.

The Space Station Museum houses one of the largest private collections of U.S., Russian and Soviet space exploration artifacts and brings a traveling display to this event. Browse the exciting history of space exploration and learn about this gem of a museum right here in Marin.

Honoring Our Marin Veterans Oral History Project will once again provide us a presentation of our local veteran histories.

 

REGISTRATION OPENS SEPTEMBER 1, 2015

We thank our event sponsors who have made this evening possible. If you are interested in being an event sponsor, click HERE to see how.