Milestones, Moon Landings, and Tuxedoes – Buzz Aldrin Ventures Invites You to Apollo XI’s Official 50th Anniversary Gala!


SIMI VALLEY, Calif., March 19, 2019 — In 1969, the world watched with bated breath as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. Now, fifty years later, it will watch again for the year’s most highly anticipated celebration: the official 50th anniversary gala! Buzz Aldrin Ventures invites you to this black-tie/white-spacesuit event on Saturday, July 13. We will commemorate Apollo XI’s epic achievement in the iconic Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA, with the coolest moonwalker and gala host around: Buzz Aldrin himself!

A half century on from the launch that changed the course of history, attendees will honor the mission, team, and crew that ended the Space Race in a decisive victory for mankind. This star-studded affair will include a reception, an exclusive Apollo XI Memorabilia Silent Auction, a special photo opportunity with Buzz Aldrin, a tour of the retired Air Force One, and dinner with Dr. Aldrin and a host of other astronauts and celebrity guests.

Attendees will dine underneath the retired Air Force One, which toured the Apollo XI crew around the world after their mission, and travel back to the iconic “magnificent desolation” with Dr. Aldrin as he recalls setting foot on Earth’s moon for the first time. Apollo 16 moonwalker, Charlie Duke, known as the “voice of mission control” for Apollo XI, will also recount the nail-biting moon landing from the perspective of the mission control center.

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Gala proceeds will benefit the launch of Dr. Aldrin’s Human SpaceFlight Institute, a non-profit organization which will focus on utilizing a collaborative approach to advancing human spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit and help continue the legacy of human space travel.

“As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Apollo XI mission, I am still in awe by the fact that I walked on the moon,” said Buzz. “I look forward to commemorating this historic milestone by reflecting on the mission that changed the course of human history and sharing my own vision for the future of space exploration.”

For more info: or call (321) 430-1550. Views and opinions expressed by Buzz Aldrin Ventures are not necessarily shared by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation.

Linn LeBlanc

Chief Operating Officer

Buzz Aldrin Ventures


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