By Tim Saunders on
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is just one of the astronaut legends offering once-in-a-lifetime artifacts and autographed items in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) 6th Annual Online Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia.
Along with Apollo 13’s Jim Lovell and the first American to orbit the Earth, John Glenn, Aldrin is auctioning items such as a food container from the legendary Apollo 13 flight, a rare NASA 50th anniversary print signed by over 20 space heroes, lunch with John Glenn, skydiving with 5-time Space Shuttle astronaut Robert Gibson, and viewing a Space Shuttle launch with the first shuttle pilot Robert Crippen.
“The astronaut experiences are a great way to combine our hobbies with our dedication to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation,” said Mercury astronaut and ASF founder Scott Carpenter. “The Foundation has a long standing commitment to support the best and the brightest science and engineering college students this country has to offer. This auction will generate significant funds for these students.”
The auction can be accessed via the ASF website, and bids can also be made on November 7 at ASF’s Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, FL, where astronauts will be signing autographs for the public.
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to college students in the science or engineering field of their major, and has funded nineteen $10,000 scholarships and awarded more than $2.6 million nationwide.
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