Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Auctions

2013 Auctions

A Year of Successful Auctions and Experiences Online Fundraising Events Raise Over $165,000 for Foundation The Foundation has a long-running tradition of fundraising through online auctions. Items made available for bidding are donated by astronauts and patrons alike and include unique collectibles, signed memorabilia, one-of-a-kind flown artifacts, and ASF’s signature Astronaut Experiences, which offer bidders the chance to win one-on-one time with an astronaut host. 2013 saw three successful ASF auctions come and go. The Spring Auction, which ran March 7-15, raised more than $65,000; the Fall Auction, which ran August 16-25, raised more than $35,000. ASF’s largest auction of …

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10th Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia

BIDDING NOW CLOSED! After nine days of intense bidding both online and in-person, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) 10th Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia has come to a close. The auction window closed November 3, 2012 at the Apollo 17 40th Anniversary & Program Celebration Dinner with stellar results! The fundraiser generated remarkable proceeds for the Foundation’s scholarship program. Thank you to the many astronauts who donated not only artifacts but also themselves through the unique astronaut experiences, and congratulations to the winning bidders of these extraordinary lots!

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2012 Fall Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia

After seven days of intense bidding, the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) 2012 Fall Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia concluded August 23, 2012 with astounding results! The fundraiser generated remarkable proceeds for the Foundation’s scholarship program! Thanks to the many astronauts who donated not only artifacts but also themselves through the unique astronaut experiences, and congratulations to the winning bidders of these extraordinary lots!      

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Seventh Annual Silent Auction

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The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s 7th Annual Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia Auction concluded on November 7, 2009 at the Apollo 12 Anniversary Gala. This marks the most successful auction to date, generating nearly $150,000 for the Foundation’s scholarship program! This would not have been possible without the generosity of all the astronauts who donated not only artifacts but themselves through exclusive astronaut experiences. Congratulations to the winning bidders of these out-of-this-world lots!

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Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast Final Destination Auction

Winner Tom O'Connor poses with his statue with the astronaut hosts and ASF's Linn LeBlanc

Excitement mounted as guests helped astronaut hosts Andy Allen, Bob Springer and Don Williams count down the last seconds of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast’s Final Destination Auction during the October 8, 2009 reception at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The uniquely painted Space Shuttle statues realized over $69,000 for the Foundation and confirmed the program to be a skyrocketing success. Congratulations to the winning bidders of these 22 extraordinary shuttle statues!

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2009 Fall Semi-Annual Auction

ASF's Linn LeBlanc and Beth Higdon open the auction

Legendary astronauts joined together once again to put their space artifacts and autographs on the auction block for the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) Semi-Annual Auction of Astronaut Memorabilia and the results were astounding… Space enthusiasts placed over 900 bids, raising nearly $48,000 for ASF! “Total auction earnings far exceeded our goal,” said ASF Executive Director Linn LeBlanc. “We are so thankful to all the astronauts whose generous donations helped make our fundraiser a monumental success.” The auction opened online September 4 and concluded September 12 with in-person bidding at the Autographica show in England, where the artifacts were on display. …

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2009 Spring Semi-Annual Auction

ASF busily updates bids during the auction

Going, Going, Gone! The fate of 40 space memorabilia and astronaut experience lots was sealed on April 18 when the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) Semi Annual Auction of Astronaut Memorabilia and Experiences closed, realizing more than $80,000! The auction opened online on April 9 and concluded with in-person bidding at the Autographica dinner. Lots fetching the highest bids were Apollo 16 Lunar Module Safety Netting from Charlie Duke (winning bid-$13,250); Apollo 11 Crew-Signed Cover (winning bid-$5,451); Lunch with Scott Carpenter (winning bid-$4,550); Alan Bean Art Studio Tour (winning bid-$4,300) and Lunch and Glenn Institution Tour with John Glenn (winning bid-$4,050). …

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Sixth Annual Silent Auction

ASF Board Member Larry Bradley puts final touches on auction opening

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s 6th Annual Auction of Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia ran online from Oct. 30 – Nov. 8, 2008 with items being available for viewing at the Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The auction concluded on November 8 and was a huge success raising over $85,000 for scholarships!

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2008 Semi-Annual Auction

Astronauts McDivitt and Scott pose with ASF auction winner Tom O'Connor

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2007 Fall Semi-Annual Auction

Gene Cernan adds his autograph to an auction piece

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Fifth Annual Silent Auction

ASF Volunteers & Staff are ready for the Auction's lift off!

June 2007 — More than $100,000 was raised during the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Fifth Annual Astronaut Experiences and Memorabilia Auction held on line and in-person at the Sims & Hankow Autograph Show at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Some of the highest bids went to once-in-a-lifetime experiences like the chance to host a catered dinner party for Moonwalker Charlie Duke; attend a Denver Bronco’s game with Al Worden; and even SCUBA dive in Cabo San Lucas with Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin. In all, more than 50 astronauts donated their time, signatures, and memorabilia from their personal collections to support ASF’s scholarship …

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2007 Spring Semi-Annual Auction

ASF staff and volunteers get ready for the crowds

March 2007 — ASF raised more than $40,000 from its silent auction and vendor booth at the Autographica show in Heathrow, England. Astronauts in attendance included ASF Chairman Al Worden, ASF Chairman Emeritus James Lovell, Fred Haise, and Bruce McCandless.

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Fourth Annual Silent Auction

ASF Treasurer Mike Neukamm opens the auction

August 2006 — In the most successful auction yet, the Foundation raised more than $70,000 from auction lots and donations. In attendance were more than twenty astronauts who show their support for the Foundation.

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2006 Semi-Annual Silent Auction

(left to right) Rusty Schweickart, Scott Carpenter, Linn LeBlanc, Charlie Duke, and Al Worden at the ASF auction booth

June 2006 — ASF raised more than $10,000 at its annual auction at the Autographica show in London. Astronauts in attendance included ASF Directors Scott Carpenter and Charlie Duke, Rusty Schweickart, Chairman Al Worden, and Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

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2005 Semi-Annual Auction

Dee Caldwell mans the ASF booth

October 2005 — ASF raised more than $15,000 at its Silent Auction and Exhibit at the Autographica show in London. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Scott Carpenter, Charlie Duke, Dick Gordon, Jack Lousma, and Cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov, Valery Kubasov, and Yuri Romanenko were on hand to sign guests’ memorabilia throughout the weekend.

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Third Annual Silent Auction

ASF Director Linn LeBlanc with Founder Scott Carpenter and member Bill Dana

August 2005 — The Foundation’s patrons came through again with donations and bids totaling $63,000 at this year’s auction. Items ranged from scuba diving with Scott Carpenter to Jim Lovell’s flown beta cloth.

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