Luncheon to Honor Apollo 13 Astronaut
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Tulsa Air and Space Museum Celebrates 54th Anniversary of Apollo 13

TULSA, Okla. - DelhiScan -- TULSA, Okla. – The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium will host a luncheon event that includes book signing Saturday, April 13, 2023. Special guests are Apollo 13 astronaut, Fred Haise and Apollo Flight Director, Gerry Griffin.  Doors open at 10 a.m., with lunch served at 11 a.m.  Following lunch, a short presentation from Fred and Gerry will revisit the Apollo 13 'Houston, we have a problem" experience that happened 54 years ago.  Autographs and book signing available after the presentation with opportunity to speak to these American heroes.

"This event is an important fund raiser to the museum and its pursuit of "Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future. Our STEM -focused programming and hands-on exhibits teach and inspire the future generation workforce". Says Executive Director, Tonya Blansett.

Special guest, Fred Haise, will share a presentation about his experience which inspired the movie "Apollo 13", starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon.  Fred attended the University of Oklahoma and served in the Oklahoma Air National Guard before entering the NASA Astronaut corp in the 1960's.

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Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available on the museum's website, TulsaMuseum.org.

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium provides the unique inspirational experience for kids K-12 to learn about aviation career pathways that strengthen the Oklahoma aviation industry workforce.  According the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, " More than 1,100 aerospace entities including manufacturers, MRO, research and development, military and others.  More than 120,000 Oklahomans are employed in Oklahoma's aerospace and defense industries.  Aerospace and Defense is Oklahoma's second largest sector with an economic impact approaching $44 billion annually."

About TASM

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium is the region's hub of science based learning through discovery.  Each year, more than 50,000 visitors pass through the museum to explore Tulsa's rich aviation heritage and explore the correlation of science and technology with flight.  Learn more at https://www.tulsamuseum.org

Media Contact
Tonya Blansett
tblansett@tulsamuseum.org


Source: Tulsa Air and Space Museum, Inc.

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