Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend, including industry leaders and over a dozen returning Enshrinees, including Mission Control Specialist Gene Kranz, X-15 pilot astronaut Joe Engle, Apollo astronaut Walt Cunningham
, space shuttle astronauts Charlie Bolden and Hoot Gibson, aviation visionary and test pilot Clay Lacy, general aviation titan Dale Klapmeier and Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee.
, who flew on Apollo 7, said: "Alan and I have been best friends for 55 years ever since the day we became astronauts.
, who flew on Apollo 7 and called Bean his best friend of 55 years, said "we are accustomed to losing friends in our business but this is a tough one."
, who flew on Apollo 7, said: "Alan and I have been best friends for 55 years -- ever since the day we became astronauts.
L-R: Steve Lee, CEO of Astrosat, Al Worden, Apollo 15 Command Module pilot; Walt Cunningham
, Apollo 7 Lunar module pilot; Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 and the only scientist to visit and walk on the moon; and Dr Fraser Hamilton, COO of Astrosat.
Among the astronauts scheduled to attend are Frank Borman (Apollo 8), Walt Cunningham
(Apollo 7), Fred Haise (Apollo 13), Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), and Al Worden (Apollo 15).
The book (the second volume of the Outward Odyssey book series) begins with a very weak introduction by Walt Cunningham
. The series editor should have included a stronger introduction summarizing Mercury, which is not even brought up.
Astronauts attending Spacefest IV include Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Gene Cernan, Charlie Duke, Edgar Mitchell, Dave Scott, Walt Cunningham
, Richard Gordon, Al Worden, and Scott Carpenter.
Names etched in history, such as Professor Stephen Hawking, former Nasa astronaut Walt Cunningham
and the last survivor of the Titanic, Millvina Dean, are just a handful of Alan's interviewees.
Apollo 7's Walt Cunningham
said: "All of us thought we would be on Mars by the year 2000."
Among the approximately 35 celebrities in attendance were ALICE COOPER, DAVY JONES, DOMENICK ALLEN, RUDY GATLIN, ALAN THICKE, STEVEN WEBER, KEVIN DOBSON, KEVIN SORBO, ROBERT HAYS, ED MARINARO, CHRIS MCDONALD, RASHEDA ALI, KURT BEVACQUA, MARK RYPIEN, and WALT CUNNINGHAM
. NCMEC was established by congressional mandate in 1984 as a result of the advocacy of JOHN WALSH and wife REVE, after the abduction and murder of their son, Adam, in 1981.
Apollo 7 Lunar Module Pilot, Walt Cunningham
and Dr Edgar Mitchell, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14, who was the seventh man to walk on the moon are also expected to be there.