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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-03-2006 04:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first female space shuttle commander and an original space flight pioneer are among the featured astronauts set to participate in the fourth year of the Astronaut Autograph Club, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) announced today.

Col. Eileen Collins (USAF, Ret.), who commanded the 2005 'Return to Flight' mission of Space Shuttle Discovery, and Mercury astronaut-turned-Senator John Glenn, who made his own return to space aboard Discovery in 1998, will each autograph a photograph from their respective missions and author letters to Astronaut Autograph Club (AAC) members during 2007.

Begun in 2004, the AAC delivers a different astronaut's signature and personalized letter to club members each month of the year. All proceeds from the Club go to support $10,000 scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing science and engineering degrees. To date, the foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to 211 deserving students.

Joining Collins and Glenn in 2007 will be 10 other exceptional astronauts, all of whom flew aboard the space shuttle:

  • John Blaha - lived aboard the Russian Space Station Mir for four months;
  • Brian Duffy - commanded the 100th space shuttle mission
  • Sam Gemar - flew three times and logged over 580 hours in space
  • Tom Jones - spacewalked outside the International Space Station to install a science laboratory
  • Mark Lee - tested a new jet backpack outside the International Space Station
  • Jon McBride - piloted the first shuttle mission with seven crew members
  • Bruce Melnick - mission specialist who flew on the maiden flight of shuttle Endeavour
  • Rhea Seddon - studied life sciences aboard Spacelab as a payload commander
  • Kathy Thornton - spacewalker who repaired and serviced the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Don Williams - deployed the Galileo spacecraft to study Jupiter
Limited to the first 350 to subscribe, Club members also receive a handsome, archival photo box to store their autographs.

The 2007 Astronaut Autograph Club - The Space Shuttle Edition - can be joined for a recurring monthly charge of $34.95 for twelve months or with a one-time payment of $350. Orders can be placed at www.AstronautScholarship.org or by calling 321-269-6101 ext. 6120.

paul prendergast
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posted 11-06-2006 11:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am already signed up for next year, also if you are one of the first 100 people you get to have the photo personalised

Paul

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-06-2006 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The first 100 memberships have already been sold.

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posted 01-11-2007 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul prendergast   Click Here to Email paul prendergast     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just thought I would get the ball rolling... received the first one of the year, John Blaha on-board STS 33, playing football.

It was also personalised which is great. Also got my tickets to visit KSC.

Looking forward to the year's photos.

Regards
Paul

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