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Astronauts To Appear At Cosmosphere Fundraiser

Associated Press - August 21, 2013 4:07 am

Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.

Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.

Five Apollo astronauts will join three shuttle astronauts this weekend at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center’s second annual “Fly Around Dine Around” fundraising reception.

Among those who will be honored at the Hutchinson event Saturday are Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon’s surface, and Fred Haise, who was one of the astronauts on the aborted Apollo 13 flight.

Others scheduled to appear are Apollo astronauts Walt Cunningham, Joe Engle and Richard Gordon, and shuttle astronauts Steven Hawley – a Kansas native – Jeff Ashby and Bruce McCandless.

The reception will run from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Cosmosphere. Tickets are $40 for Cosmosphere members and $50 for nonmembers.

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