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From: Fairfax, VA, USA
Registered: Feb 2007

posted 12-16-2008 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space Shot cards from the early 1990s are sometimes the only way to get a somewhat low-priced signed photo of some astronauts. But was there some shady dealings when they first came out? Something about money that was supposed to go to a worthwhile cause but didn't?

I don't want to dredge up old unpleasant details, but before I buy any more I would like to know the whole story. I searched around but couldn't find what I read months ago about this.


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From: Monticello, KY USA
Registered: Mar 2007

posted 12-16-2008 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From what I remember, the proceeds were to go to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, but due to some shady investments that never happened.

I still have a bunch of these in storage in mint condition, including a holograph card of the "Moonrise" shot.

Robert Pearlman

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posted 12-16-2008 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the text on a set of Series Two cards:
25% of the profits from SPACESHOTS is provided to The Astronauts Memorial Foundation for the purpose of building The Center for Space Education at Kennedy Space Center. This facility will provide training and support for teachers nationwide in the math and science field.
SpaceShots was a production of Space Ventures, Inc., a company founded by the son of astronaut Edward White.

The Astronauts Memorial Foundation is a separate, unrelated organization to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

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