KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids of all ages will delight in a unique "Astronaut of the Month" Christmas gift that offers an autographed photo and personalized letter from one of America's most famous astronauts for every month of 2005! Beginning today, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization, will offer just 350 memberships to its Astronaut Autograph Club (AAC), as a way of raising money for its scholarship program. Now in its second year, the club features such legendary, Hall of Fame Astronauts as the second man to walk on the moon Buzz Aldrin, moonwalker Alan Bean, Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter, Apollo 13 pilot Fred Haise, Apollo astronaut Jim McDivitt, Shuttle Astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson and more! All of the astronauts will share their heroic story of traveling to outer space in a personalized letter that will accompany the hand-signed photo each month. AAC members will also receive a handsome photo box to store their autographs, as well as, two tickets to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, including admission to the Astronaut Hall of Fame ($70 value). Unlike other 'flavor-of-the-month' services, the Astronaut Autograph Club makes the perfect gift, which will be long-treasured after the holidays and for many years to come. The Astronaut Autograph Club can be ordered for a recurring charge of $49.95 for 12 months or by making a one-time payment of $499, saving $100! Orders can be placed at http://www.AstronautScholarship.org or by calling 321- 269-6119. All money raised by the AAC will go to fund scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing advanced degrees in science or engineering. Through the years, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly $2 million in scholarships to 183 students. The Foundation currently awards $170,000 in scholarships annually. The Astronaut Autograph Club is produced in cooperation with collectSPACE.com. About the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation: Established by the original Mercury Astronauts in 1984, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping the United States retain its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships to college students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in these fields. For more information, call 321-269-6101 x6120 or see http://www.astronautscholarship.org.
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