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Robert Pearlman

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posted 09-15-2008 10:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BookMinded release
Win An Afternoon with NASA Astronaut, Winston E. Scott!

This school year starts with a space defying opportunity. NASA Astronaut Winston E. Scott is participating in a national contest, Win an Afternoon with Winston E. Scott -- the Astronaut, providing students the extraordinary opportunity to meet and interact with a real-life astronaut. Launched on the first of September, educators who purchase Astronaut Scott's latest release, Reflections from Earth Orbit, have an opportunity to win a school visit from Astronaut Scott.

The story of Winston E. Scott is one of many, which make up the rich history and remarkable success of the first fifty years of NASA. In the autobiographical pictorial, Reflections from Earth Orbit, Scott recalls early childhood memories including his early fascination with aviation, becoming a member of his high school band and the pivotal moment when a teacher went out on a limb for him, ensuring he went to college, "I recognized the limitless potential existing within me, and became acquainted with the limitless possibilities existing before me. All I had to do was decide what I wanted to do in life -- and then do it." Determined, he made his way through Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and embarked on a career which lead him to literally work among the stars. Ultimately Scott accumulated a total of 24 1/2 days in space, including 19 1/2 hours spacewalking.

The winning school will receive a visit and presentation from Astronaut Winston E. Scott during which students and teachers are encouraged to ask questions and actively engage with a living legend. The contest ends October 31, 2008.

Click here for official contest rules.

Reflections from Earth Orbit is available wherever books are sold. ($23.95/ISBN#I-894959-22-1/Apogee Books).

About Astronaut Winston E. Scott: Winston Scott has helmed teams of astronauts and technicians as they pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge in some of the most strenuous conditions known to man. Winston E. Scott is also a musician and noted speaker with appearances on CNN and FOX news. He was recently appointed the Dean of Florida Tech College of Aeronautics. Scott has two children and resides in Florida with his wife.


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posted 09-15-2008 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Seeing Winston in action, I would highly reccomend that you pass the word around to all your teacher friends.


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From: Northern Virginia
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posted 03-17-2009 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobbyA   Click Here to Email BobbyA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone heard anything? The drawing was suppose to be "on or about March 13."


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posted 04-01-2009 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobbyA   Click Here to Email BobbyA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did any other cSers enter this contest? I put in 2 entries. Last week I emailed the promoter to see if they did they drawing, and I still haven't heard back. I realize that it is a long shot for me to actually "win" Winston Scott, but I would be excited just to win one of the 25 autographed photos and hang it up in my classroom.

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