New Shepard’s 19th mission will be the first to carry a full manifest of six astronauts to space.
KENT, Wash. (Blue Origin PR) — Blue Origin today announced the crew of its upcoming NS-19 flight on December 9 will include two honorary guests and four paying customers. Guests include Good Morning America co-anchor Michael Strahan and Laura Shepard Churchley, the eldest daughter of Alan Shepard, who was the first American to fly to space. The four customers include space industry executive and philanthropist Dylan Taylor, investor Evan Dick, Bess Ventures founder Lane Bess, and Cameron Bess. Lane and Cameron Bess will become the first parent-child pair to fly in space.
As NASA prepares to launch one of the last two scheduled Space Shuttle flights ever, more than 80veteran astronauts have personally come together to launch a mission of their own: an auction to raise money for college scholarships! The auction, which features items which actually flew in outer space or better yet — to the Moon — opens tomorrow at www.astronautscholarship.org/auction. (more…)
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.
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!