TITUSVILLE, Fla., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to do some star-gazing - the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) invites you to launch headquarters at Kennedy Space Center, FL, November 6 - 7, 2010 for a weekend with dozens of hero astronauts at the world's largest Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show. Tickets are available at www.astronautscholarship.org/aams.
The show's roster boasts more than 35 legendary astronauts and space icons from every Apollo mission and all eight surviving Skylab astronauts. Join Mercury 7 astronaut Scott Carpenter, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Apollo 13 astronauts Fred Haise and Jim Lovell for a star-studded affair. Guests may bring their own items to have signed or purchase memorabilia at the show from some of the world's most elite space artifact dealers. Proceeds from show tickets benefit the ASF, a non-profit organization that has so far put $3 million in scholarships into the hands of worthy college students.
ASF will also showcase its 8th Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia, displaying 65 unique lots from an American flag flown to the moon to SCUBA diving with astronaut legend Buzz Aldrin and so much more! The auction is also available online with the catalog debuting on October 14 at: www.astronautscholarship.org/auction.
Show admission tickets are available for $10 (does not include Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission required for entry to the show area) or space fans may opt to choose a Gold Ticket Package for $350 that include such perks as an astronaut lunch and dinner. Both tickets include astronaut autograph sessions, photo opportunities, lectures, access to the auction and much more. Astronaut autographs are at an additional fee. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.AstronautScholarship.org or call 321-455-7014.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization established in 1984 by the six surviving members of America's original Mercury astronauts. Its mission is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for college students who exhibit exceptional performance in these fields. ASF has awarded more than $3 million to deserving students nationwide. Today, more than 80 astronauts from the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and Space Station Programs have joined in this educational endeavor.
SOURCE Astronaut Scholarship Foundation