Fly Me to the Moon: 5th Annual gala fundraiser

Nov 2, 2019 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Featuring aeronautical and space legend Burt Rutan 

Join us this November for our signature fundraising event of the year, benefiting the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to inspire and educate, promote and preserve aviation and space history, and honor the patriotic service of our veterans. While our Museum campus offers stunning examples of aviation/space achievement, we strive to create an environment that teaches our younger generation the importance of human skills, like mathematics, science, teamwork, determination, and perseverance.

Our 2019 Fly Me to the Moon Gala will bring together aviation and space enthusiasts to celebrate the past year’s accomplishments and to look towards the future of our Museum. Our annual fundraising gala supports Museum programs that relate directly to our mission. The Museum strives to provide enriching education programs, such as summer camps, home school programs, and cultural appreciation days. We work at bridging the gap between aerospace history, and future innovation. The Museum engages in community outreach, working closely with the local senior center, veterans groups, schools, and youth-enrichment organizations. 

Featured Guest: Aeronautical and Space Legend Burt Rutan
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Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Inc. Magazine and described by Newsweek as “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer,” Burt Rutan is a bold entrepreneur and designer with the vision and passion for the advancement of technology. In 2004 Rutan made international headlines as the designer of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately-built manned spacecraft to reach space. Financed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, SpaceShipOne won the $10 million Ansari X-Prize, the competition created to spur the development of affordable space tourism. Winner of the Presidential Citizen’s Medal, the Charles A. Lindbergh Award, two Collier Trophies and included on Time Magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world,” Rutan is the founder of SCALED Composites, the most aggressive aerospace research company in the world. Based in Mojave, CA, his company has developed and tested a variety of groundbreaking projects, from military aircraft to executive jets, showcasing some of the most innovative and energy-efficient designs ever flown. Visit Burt's website 

Guided Tour for attendees: 4-5pm. Main event begins at 5pm. 

Tickets: SOLD OUT Formal attire suggested.

Note: The Aviation Museum building (only) will be closing at 4pm on November 2nd to accommodate this event. 

Featuring aeronautical and space legend Burt Rutan 

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