Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Auctions Miami Dolphins' VIP Ticket Package with Apollo Astronaut Legends
Sports fans can bid on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the November 11 Dolphins/Buffalo Bills Veterans Day game with legendary astronauts, Apollo 14 Moonwalker Edgar Mitchell and Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden, at the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) auction.
The ASF, in partnership with the Miami Dolphins, is auctioning four VIP packages to include two tickets in a sideline suite, pre-game field passes, a VIP parking pass, food and beverages, one night hotel stay and the opportunity to enjoy the game with two of only 24 men that have traveled to the moon. Online bidding begins Friday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and concludes Thursday November 1 at 10:00 p.m. EDT.
This is just one of the many ways the Dolphins are celebrating American heroes at this patriotic game, as the stadium will be filled with military personnel, NASA employees and fans. All auction proceeds will fund scholarships for exceptional science and engineering students nationwide through the ASF's program.
"I am honored to be part of this celebration of American military heroes and the heroes that comprise our nation's space program," said Worden, who also serves as ASF chairman. "It is fitting that auction proceeds support the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, since our scholarship recipients will unequivocally be tomorrow's heroes."
Worden served as Command Module Pilot on the 1971 Apollo 15 moon mission. While orbiting the Moon, Worden remotely photographed the lunar surface with two cameras mounted outside the spaceship. On the homeward journey, Worden broke the farthest-out-spacewalk record when he retrieved the film.
Mitchell was assigned to Apollo 14 as Lunar Module Plot. On February 5, 1971, Alan Shepard and Mitchell landed their Lunar Module in the Fra Mauro highlands. During 33 hours on the moon surface, they made two outside excursions. Mitchell currently serves on the Board of Directors for the ASF.
The ASF is a non-profit organization established in 1984 by the Mercury astronauts. Its goal is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing degrees in these fields. ASF funds 19 $10,000 scholarships annually and has awarded $2.5 million to students nationwide.