Gala Inaugural Celebration at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
The Black Tie and Gown (optional) Gala Inaugural Celebration is the culmination of the Conference and takes place at the stunning National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, home to thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Discovery, which flew 39 successful missions to space. Dance and celebrate the night away exclusively with your fellow High School Inaugural Scholars as the nation’s capital buzzes with excitement.
During the Gala Inaugural Celebration Inaugural Scholars will enjoy:
- A movie at the Airbus IMAX Theater
Film title will be announced closer to this conference, please check back.
- Ride Simulators & Interactive Flight Simulators
- Space Shuttle Discovery
- Dancing with dueling D.J.’s
- Dessert Bar, including a Gelato Cart
Space Shuttle Discovery
The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center is also home to the Space Shuttle Discovery, a retired orbiter of the NASA Space Shuttle program. Discovery has flown more than any other spacecraft, having completed 39 successful missions in over 27 years of service. Inaugural Scholars will get an up close view of this historic spacecraft as they celebrate the festivities during the Gala Inaugural Celebration.
Watch NASA’s video of the final launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station. This video is displayed in the “Moving Beyond Earth” exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.