You are invited to our 5th
Stars & Stripes Dinner
to honor our
Vets and Cadets
Thursday, October 22, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | 7:00 dinner
Event and Dinner $50
(Veteran and spouse complimentary)
Launchpad Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a private meet and greet cocktail reception with
Astronaut Scott "Doc" Horowitz - $50
(Launchpad Reception for veteran or spouse - $50 each)
at the Pope John Paul Student Center
Marin Catholic High School
675 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Astronaut Scott "Doc" Horowitz, Ph.D., Air Force Col. (ret.),
Shuttles Discovery, Atlantis and Columbia
"Serving our Country On and Off the Planet"
The Space Station Museum
View the moon and Saturn 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, 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
Today we cannot imagine walking around without a hand-held GPS. We take for granted such things as scratch-resistant lenses, invisible braces for our teens, water filters, memory foam and cordless tools. But these are among the thousands of inventions attributable to the efforts of NASA scientists and the needs and experiments of the Space Program.
Because of their accomplishments, we can see astounding pictures of space, but only a very few people have actually experienced the wonder of being there first-hand. Dr. Scott Horowitz's presentation: "Serving Our Country, On and Off the Planet" will share 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 challenge the next generation to regain America's lead in Space Exploration.
"Doc" is a veteran of four space flights, logging 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). He served as Director of Space Transportation and Exploration at A.T.K.-Thiokol, as Associate Administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA's Headquarters. Dr. Horowitz retired from the USAF in 2004 and has continued to be a working space and flight engineer expert running Doc's Aerospace and has taught graduate level engineering courses at California State University at Fresno and Embry Riddle University.
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.
Register below. After Tuesday, October 20, call 415 827-5647 to see if there is still room.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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.