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Board of Governors Dinner and Gala


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We are pleased to announce that Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, is the recipient of the prestigious NSS von Braun Award. Dr. Kalam will be receiving the award at the ISDC 2013 Gala on Friday, May 24, where he will also be our honored Gala Keynote speaker. Dr. Kalam talk is titled "Space Solar Power: Key to a Liveable Planet Earth." Gala tickets are available for

Dr. Kalam, before becoming President of India, was the leading aerospace scientist/engineer in India. He led the development of the Indian space sector and can be rightfully referred to as the "Wernher Von Braun of India," which makes this award particularly appropriate. Today, he heads the top Indian University in the aerospace field. Read more about Dr. Kalam at his website, and Wikipedia.

About NSS von Braun Award

This award is given in odd-numbered years to recognize excellence in management of and leadership for a space-related project where the project is significant and successful and the manager has the loyalty of a strong team that he or she has created. The award was originally proposed in 1992 by National Space Society Awards Committee member Frederick I. Ordway III, a close associate of and co-author with Wernher von Braun.

Gala tickets can be purchased via the ISDC registration forms.  See the Registration Summary page for options.


Gala Sponsorships Opportunity

Today, we are pleased to announced that SPACE Canada has signed up to be our Gala Sponsor.

SPACE Canada (Solar Power Alternative for Clean Energy) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of solar energy from space; an abundant and sustainable source of safe, affordable clean energy for the world.


With Dr. Kalam speaking at the Gala and the possibility of international press covering the event, this is a great opportunity to get your company or organization's name to the world. It is not to late to join SPACE Canada in sponsoring the Gala or ISDC 2013. Please contact to find out how.

Dress Code

Black Tie Preferred. Dark suit and tie acceptable for gentlemen; cocktail dresses, formal evening wear or business suits acceptable for ladies. Out of deference and respect for our honored guests, please no casual attire, jeans or t-shirts.

We will post further information here on this page, Facebook page and Twitter as it becomes available.




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