2017 Fall Banquet

Join the Missile, Space and Range Pioneers for an evening gala at the Space Coast’s Courtyard by Marriott located in Cocoa Beach.

Space industry professionals, veterans, and enthusiasts are invited to a keynote discussion with Shuttle Astronaut Nicole Stott that will be followed by an audience Q&A. Celebrated launch photographers Michael Seeley and Mike Killian, as well as artist & mission patch designer Tim Gagnon, will also participate in a panel discussion that highlights their contributions to the incredible story of the space coast.

Social and networking hour begins at 5:30 PM and dinner (Your choice of Chicken Piccatta, Grilled Mahi-Mahi, or Pasta Primavera) will be served at 7:00 PM. A cash bar will also be open.

Cocktail attire is recommended and we’ll be providing a professional event portrait photographer to create a personalized memory of your evening.

Ticket sales will start soon at our website: missileers.org and updates will be posted on this event page. The event is open to the general public.


Keynote Speaker

Nicole Stott










Nicole is an Artist and Astronaut ~ she is the First Astronaut to Paint in Space and is now on a mission to share her Spaceflight experience and the beauty of our Spacecraft and our Earth through her Art. Seeing the Earth from space, Nicole had an epiphany. In awe of the overwhelming beauty of our home planet, she knew that she would dedicate the rest of her life to sharing that experience with others.

Nicole is a veteran NASA Astronaut with 2 spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS). (Her missions include Space Shuttle STS128, STS129, STS133 and ISS Expeditions 20 & 21, and one spacewalk. She is also a NASA Aquanaut and holds the Women’s World Record for saturation diving following her 18-day mission with the NEEMO9 crew on the Aquarius undersea habitat. Always an Artist, Nicole brought a small watercolor kit with her on her mission to the ISS. She is the First NASA Astronaut to Paint in Space.

After 28 years with NASA, she has begun her next adventure as a full-time Artist and SciArt Education Advocate. Through her artwork, she uniquely shares the awesome beauty she was blessed to experience through the windows of her spacecraft, and she will continue to promote the amazing things we’re doing every day in space that benefit us all right here on Earth. Combining her artwork and spaceflight experience, she is also actively working to inspire student, educator, and society’s interest in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) that comes wonderfully through the integration of Art and Science

(Via Nicole Stott Facebook)