Astronaut Scholarship Foundation

Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts

Programs and Events

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation sponsors unique programs and holds first-class events that celebrate significant space anniversaries and honor those bold few who took great risks to better mankind through space exploration.

Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show

Crowds pack the 2011 Astronaut Autograph & Memorabilia Show room

This family-friendly weekend features autograph sessions, astronaut photo opportunities, lectures from the legends, a unique space auction — and the fun doesn’t stop there! Visit the show’s space-related Exhibitor Hall; enjoy all the incredible attractions the KSC Visitor Complex has to offer; and get ready to meet, mingle and dine with hero astronauts and space icons! All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, who aids the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships to exceptional college students pursuing degrees in these fields.

Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Galas & Ceremonies

Guests dine beneath a Saturn V rocket

Every year, a select class of space shuttle astronauts is chosen for induction into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Legendary astronauts, space icons, industry titans and scholar alumni join in this celebration to recognize these astronauts’ accomplishments.

Astro Chat

Astro Chat with Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden

Every month, a legendary astronaut will answer questions from space fans around the world, via video.

Auctions

ASF help guests bid online at the 2009 Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast Final Destination Auction

Three times a year the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation offers exclusive astronaut experiences, space artifacts, and memorabilia through auctions as a means to raise funds for its scholarship program.

Private Signings

Scott Carpenter at his 2010 Private Memorabilia Signing

During private signing sessions hosted by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, fans can mail in their memorabilia to be signed by an astronaut.

Scholar Check Presentations

Astronaut Jerry Carr with University of Southern California scholar Simca Bouma.

For the past several years astronaut members of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation have visited universities to personally present scholarship recipients with their $10,000 awards during a public presentation.

Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast

Shuttles Orbiting the Space Coast

The SOSC program showcases shuttle statues at sponsored businesses and public venues while celebrating Brevard County’s heritage and NASA’s 50th Anniversary.

Special Events

Mitchell shares fond memories at the Apollo 14 40th Anniversary Soirée

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation hosts various upscale galas and events each year to celebrate the accomplishments of American space endeavors and raise funds toward the Foundation.