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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-18-2007 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Astronaut Scholarship Foundation release
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Astronauts Offer Experiences and Memorabilia at 5th Annual Auction

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation debuted today an online catalog for its Fifth Annual Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia Auction.

Soon, you can bid on a chance to join James Lovell on the Houston Astros field as he throws out the first pitch! Or be a member of Hoot Gibsonís pit crew at the Reno Air Races! SCUBA dive in Cabo San Lucas with Buzz Aldrin or explore the Meteor Crater with Dick Gordon! These are just a few of the extraordinary lots you can now view.

Online bidding opens May 31, 2007 at 7 a.m. EDT followed by in-person AND phone bidding at the UACC Sims & Hankow Astronaut Autograph Show at Kennedy Space Center on Friday, June 8.

Bidding concludes Saturday, June 9, 2007.

All proceeds from the auction benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, dedicated to helping the United States retain its technological world leadership by providing scholarships to exceptional college students pursuing engineering and science degrees.


mjanovec
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posted 05-18-2007 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some great items there!

Leon Ford
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posted 05-19-2007 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic!!! Great items and a great cause. Aim high and bid high!!

Leon

cddfspace
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posted 05-22-2007 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Again, hats off to this years offerings! Excellent items to bid on and all for a great cause!

If I can make a suggestion for next year... could you take a few of the astronaut experiences (say the Lovell/ Astros game) and offer a limited number of raffle tickets - 100 at $100 each ($10,000 total, or whatever target price you are looking at). That way, everyone has a chance to win.

I bid on many items within my budget last year (as I will this year) and came away empty handed - as most of us do. This way, some items will be offered at prices in an affordable range, so everyone feels like they have a shot.

I'm not saying to do every one this way, maybe two or three.

Just a thought!

CDDFSPACE

rchappel
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posted 06-13-2007 10:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rchappel   Click Here to Email rchappel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know why I'd really care but it sure looks like the Weitz Apollo 11 flight plan that sold on Saturday night for $2200 at the ASF auction at the UACC show is already on eBay with a minimum ask of $4500. Whoever bought it owns it and they can do whatever they want with it, but it kind of caught me by surprise.

generallou
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posted 06-13-2007 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for generallou   Click Here to Email generallou     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Judging from his feedback, I wouldn't touch it. But did adding Buzz's auto make it worth that much more? Just curious?

Lou

capoetc
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posted 06-13-2007 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Notice that, at least at this point, there are zero bids...

I saw that item at KSC -- I thought it was a good item for the auction, and I'm glad it sold for a good price.

It's a nice piece, but I'm not sure it is worth that much. Or maybe it is; we'll find out in 5 days.

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413 is in
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posted 06-13-2007 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Of course, if you really wanted one that bad, you could always pick up the example which is listed on the Farthest Reaches web site. It is from Sy Liebergot's collection and is signed by Sy, Kranz, and Aldrin. It is priced at $2795 (a discount of $1705 from the opening bid amount on the Weitz example that is listed on eBay). Plus you don't have to worry about dealing with snipers!

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posted 06-13-2007 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Crsh4Csh   Click Here to Email Crsh4Csh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bid on that thing cause i really wanted it for my children. I had hoped someone else wanted it for their collection too, so I didn't feel so bad, but now that I know it was just some shmuck trying to gouge some under-informed person, I hope no one bids on it and he has to sit on it.

Go and see my post under The Aldrins @ Spagos that I won last year. I took my young daughter, go and see the pic, priceless, and Dr. Aldrin and his wife Lois were so great and fun.

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