‘Evening with an Enshrinee’ to feature astronaut Walt Cunningham

The National Aviation Hall of Fame and the Air Force Museum Foundation will coordinate an evening with 2018 National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinee and Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot Walt Cunningham Nov. 15.

The Air Force Museum Foundation and the National Aviation Hall of Fame present an “Evening with an Enshrinee” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cunningham’s Apollo mission. Apollo 7 was the first three-man spacecraft, the first manned Saturn rocket flight and received an Emmy for the first live television from space.

Ticket prices vary:

  • $15 – Admission to the presentation and film at 6:30 p.m. in the Air Force Museum Theatre ($12 for Friends of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and NAHF members)
  • $65 – Admission to the event above plus a social gathering with Cunningham at 5 p.m. at the National Aviation Hall of Fame
  • $100 - Admission to the event and social gathering plus a personalized, autographed copy of "All American Boys," written by Cunningham

Social gathering and autographed book tickets are limited. Books will be autographed prior to the social gathering. No autographs at the events, but pictures will be permitted.

Tickets are available online at https://airforcemuseum.centeredgeonline.com/movie/movies/11-15-2018 or by calling 937-656-9631.

Combining film screenings with dynamic speakers, veterans and film makers, the 2018 Living History Film Series brings aviation history to life for visitors.

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Since being formed through an Act of Congress in 1964, the National Aviation Hall of Fame has been dedicated to honoring America’s aerospace pioneers. The NAHF works to confidently promote the vision, innovation, skill and courage of the national heroes who lent their genius to further our nation’s aerospace legacy.

The NAHF Learning and Education Center is committed to informing the public of American aviation heroes, their accomplishments and their impact on advances in aviation from Early Flight to Space Travel. The NAHF strives to create a distinctive educational resource that will inspire future generations to appreciate our nation's extraordinary aviation heritage and the men and women who created it. For more information, visit www.nationalaviation.org.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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