ASF along with astronauts representing every era of manned spaceflight will gather on the evening of July 27, 2013 to both commemorate the 40th anniversary of Skylab's launch into space and honor the courageous, tireless and innovative men and women who made the Skylab missions, which in many ways laid the foundation for both the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, a success.
The Skylab 40th Anniversary Celebration begins with a champagne social and a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity with Skylab astronauts.
Guests then proceed into the breathtaking Apollo/Saturn V center for a sumptuous reception featuring islands of fresh salads, gourmet entrees and delicious accompaniments, as well as an open cocktail bar.
Then, in the Lunar Theatre, Skylab astronauts will share their memories of living and conducting groundbreaking science on board the world's first space station. The evening concludes with a lavish dessert spread offering a variety of tempting sweets and specialty coffees.
Private round-trip transportation between the host hotel and KSC is provided.
All eight living Skylab astronauts are scheduled to take part. The astronauts who participated in the Skylab Medical Experiment Altitude Test (SMEAT), a 56-day simulation undertaken in preparation for Skylab, are also slated to attend.