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2014-05-25 04:44:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The joystick used by Apollo 15 commander David Scott sold for more than $600,000 as part of an online auction featuring artifacts from the 1960s and 1970s NASA spaceflight program. The device, which is actually a spring-loaded rotational hand controller that comes complete with attached cables, was purchased for the sum of $610,063 – apparently setting a new record for the highest amount ever paid for a space travel-related...

2011-03-17 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) online Spring Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia, which opens Friday, March 18, is offering bidders the chance to own rare relics that flew in outer-space and even to the Moon with hero astronauts like Buzz Aldrin, and autographed memorabilia from legends like astronaut John Glenn. All it takes is one small step to a computer to make one giant leap into this...

2011-01-24 00:00:40

Memento from the First Manned Lunar Landing Grabs More Than $47,000 Amherst, NH (Vocus/PRWEB) January 22, 2011 A small flag that was flown aboard Apollo 11 was auctioned last night for $47,652, a new record for a flag from that mission, according to Amherst, NH-based auction house RR Auction. The space souvenir was signed by Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and accompanied Armstrong and Aldrin to the moon's surface in July 1969. A commemorative silver...

2010-09-15 08:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Now available online, over 50 years of America's history in space is now up for grabs in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) 2010 Fall Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia Semi-Annual Auction at http://www.astronautscholarship.org/auction. The online auction gives fans the chance to collect genuine space relics, signed NASA astronaut portraits and even items that have been flown to the moon! Spotlighted among the 50 lots are...

2009-10-29 10:00:00

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wanted to shoot the breeze with a legendary moonwalker? Own a genuine relic of space travel from an astronaut's personal collection? Don a real astronaut flight suit? Now's your chance! Starting today, you can bid on these and other cool space artifacts in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) 7th Annual Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia Auction at www.astronautscholarship.org/auction. Like no auction around, this one...

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2009-09-14 11:05:00

Last month, officials with the Netherlands' national museum reported that it had been holding a piece of petrified wood, which had been mistaken for a piece of rubble from the surface of the moon. The announcement sparked an investigation, being led by the Associated Press, to recover the whereabouts of about 270 moon rocks. The rocks were collected by US astronauts and distributed to other countries as international gifts from the Nixon administration. But since then, many of the rare stones...

2008-10-30 15:00:11

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- They have soared into outer space, performed daring space walks, took giant leaps on the moon and now want to spend time with you! More than 50 celebrity astronauts, including John Glenn, Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin, are offering once-in-a-lifetime one-on-one experiences, cool space artifacts and autographed items in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) 6th Annual Online Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia at...


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