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Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-12-2009 05:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia catalog debuted today.
Astronauts have delved into their collections to provide artifacts of personal significance -- and now is your chance to own one of these unique items that have flown to the moon, traveled millions of miles aboard spaceships or were used during NASA training! There is also the opportunity for you to spend one-on-one time with an extraordinary Astronaut on an adventurous expedition through the Astronaut Experiences!
Online bidding will open on April 9, 2009 and close during the Autographica show in Birmingham Hilton Metropole, England on April 18, 2009.

Among the highlights:

  • Dinner with Astronaut Thomas Stafford in Historic Cape Canaveral
  • Alan Bean Art Studio Tour
  • Apollo 12 FLOWN Spring Hold Down Cord
  • Apollo 16 Lunar-Dusted Equipment Netting
  • FLOWN Skylab 1 Mounted Cue Card, Eraser & Patch Joke Present to Crippen

teopze
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posted 03-13-2009 03:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teopze   Click Here to Email teopze     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Am I the only one shocked that they took METAL utensils to space (FLOWN Skylab 4 Astronaut Knife, etc.)?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-13-2009 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because the cutlery was metal, it could be held down to a tray magnetically, preventing it from otherwise floating away.

LCDR Scott Schneeweis
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posted 03-13-2009 06:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LCDR Scott Schneeweis   Click Here to Email LCDR Scott Schneeweis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by teopze:
Am I the only one shocked that they took METAL utensils
With all the hijackings taking place in the early 70's a huge surprise

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spaced out
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posted 03-13-2009 07:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you ever used plastic airline cutlery? The inside of Skylab would have been filled with shards of broken plastic forks, knives and spoons...

Might have been convenient for putting together artifact presentations though.

Leon Ford
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posted 03-17-2009 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Some good looking items up for auction from what I can see. Good astronaut experiences also. I'm going to have to do some bidding!

Leon Ford
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posted 04-06-2009 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Leon Ford   Click Here to Email Leon Ford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just registered over at the ASF website. Don't forget, bidding begins on April 9! All the money raised goes to the ASF!!

rjurek349
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posted 04-06-2009 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rjurek349   Click Here to Email rjurek349     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Leon, thanks for the reminder. I'm registered and waiting to bid!

Rich

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-09-2009 05:43 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
Win Lunch with Legend Astronaut John Glenn in a Charity Auction

Hall of Fame Astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's online Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia opening today.

The winning bidder will share an unforgettable meal with Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, who will regale his guests with stories of his historic spaceflight adventures, answer questions about astronaut life, the U.S. space program, and what it's like to be a living legend.

Glenn was one of seven men chosen by NASA to be America's first astronauts - the Mercury 7. Glenn first made history in 1962 when he orbited the Earth aboard Friendship 7, and again in 1998, when he flew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-95 at age 77, setting a world record for the oldest human to have ever ventured into space. In between spaceflights Glenn served as a United States Senator of Ohio for 24 years.

The Glenn lunch is one of eight astronaut experiences featured in this auction. Bidders also have the opportunity to win astronaut autographs from the likes of Neil Armstrong and artifacts that flew in outer space and to the surface of the moon! More than 50 astronauts in all have donated items from their personal collection or signed artifacts for this worthy endeavor.

Online bidding is now open and closes on April 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM EDT.

All auction proceeds benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides scholarships to college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major. The Foundation funds nineteen $10,000 scholarships annually and has awarded more than $2.6 million to students nationwide. For more information, log on to AstronautScholarship.org or call 321-455-7012. Winning bids, over fair market value, are considered a donation.

Rizz
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posted 04-09-2009 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rizz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LCDR Scott Schneeweis:
With all the hijackings taking place in the early 70's a huge surprise.
Looks like they even put the first man's boots through the x-ray machine before he boarded his flight.

You can never be too careful.

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