Space flight souvenirs available

You may never fly in space, but a new club is offering “space geeks” everywhere the opportunity to own items that have.  The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation announced today its newest endeavor, 2009 Space Artifact Series, which offers its members three artifacts flown in outer space!

Now’s your chance to own a piece of the astronauts’ spaceship seat from possibly the most riveting mission in space exploration history, Apollo 13, from astronaut Fred Haise; a segment of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module insulation personally removed by astronaut Rusty Schweickart and a Space Shuttle tire segment that flew with astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson.  All three artifacts are individually numbered, elegantly encased in Lucite and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the astronauts themselves.

“I am thrilled about being part of the Space Artifacts Series,” said Gibson who flew a total of five Space Shuttle missions and serves as Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Vice-Chairman.   “These museum-quality space collectables are a unique way to raise money for college scholarships.”

Straight from the astronauts’ personal collection to you, each timeless collectible is sure to become an instant heirloom.  The space artifacts are display-ready and the perfect complement to any home or office!  Limited to just 200 memberships, the series will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Join the Space Artifact Series by paying in three easy installments of $249 or save by making a one-time payment of $699.  Orders can be placed online at or by calling 321-455-7015.  

All proceeds go directly to fund college scholarships to students who exhibit motivation, imagination, and exceptional performance in the science or engineering field of their major.  The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, awards 19 $10,000 scholarships annually and has awarded more than $2.8 million in scholarships to students nationwide.  

For more information, log on to  or call 321-455-7012.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 May 2009 )