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ASF1984
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posted 10-02-2012 08:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SAVE THE DATE!

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's 10th Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia catalog and registration open Friday, Oct. 12. In total, 60 lots are up for grabs, including FLOWN items and one-on-one astronaut excursions.

Bidding begins Friday, October 26, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. EDT and concludes Saturday, November 2, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.

spkjb
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posted 10-06-2012 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spkjb   Click Here to Email spkjb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a link to the auction items yet?

Greggy_D
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posted 10-07-2012 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The catalog opens Friday, October 12th.

ASF1984
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posted 10-12-2012 08:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And we're off! You can now register to bid and view the 60 lots of space autographs, mementos, and astronaut experiences here.

Good luck! Bidding officially opens October 26 at 9 a.m. EDT and ends Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 p.m. EDT both online and in person at the Apollo 17 event.

stsmithva
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posted 10-12-2012 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The experiences are very good as usual, but the number of great signed and/or flown items is incredible. Dozens and dozens of them, all with nice low opening bids!

ASF1984
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posted 10-26-2012 08:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Auction has officially opened for bidding! We have 60 lots up for grabs including netting from the Apollo 16 lunar lander, vintage Skylab astronaut boots, a section of the Apollo 13 Command Module couch, a SPACEHAB locker, and more.

Bidding concludes online and in person at the Apollo 17 40th Anniversary & Apollo Program Celebration Dinner in Cocoa Beach on Saturday, November 3.

Please note that the auction ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT; this is a change from 10:00 p.m. for previous auctions.

Good luck!

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posted 10-26-2012 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yikes! We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with bids. Please standby as we work to quickly troubleshoot the issue. Sorry!

ASF1984
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posted 10-26-2012 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And we're back! Sorry about that. Bidding is now working properly.

ASF1984
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posted 11-01-2012 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASF1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our annual auction will be on display LIVE tomorrow and Saturday at our Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Bidding is open both in-person and online through 10:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, November 3. Hope to see some of you at the show!

Greggy_D
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posted 11-03-2012 09:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greggy_D   Click Here to Email Greggy_D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone else notice the major delay with bidding at the end? I submitted a bid approx 30 seconds before the end time and it rejected my bid about 5 seconds after the official end time because the auction had "ended".

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-04-2012 06:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the final bid of $24,601 for the shuttle engine model, beat me by $22,500. I just missed it. WOW!!!!!

edgeofspace
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posted 11-04-2012 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for edgeofspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Why was the rocket engine going for so much?

SpaceAholic
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posted 11-04-2012 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does seem odd since another went unsold just the day prior at Heritage. Perhaps some gratuitous bidding between two parties to drive the price up.

Grounded!
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posted 11-05-2012 09:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Grounded!   Click Here to Email Grounded!     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In the end, my pockets were not quite deep enough and I was outbid on several "experiences." The Grand Canyon train trip with Dick Gordon would have been a lot of fun.

GACspaceguy
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posted 11-05-2012 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SpaceAholic:
Does seem odd since another went unsold just the day prior at Heritage.
Thanks for the info. I just made the purchase and saved $300 from my top bid at ASF. A win win for me.

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