Press Release

Hero Astronaut Makes “Mail-In” Signing Debut

By SpaceRef Editor
July 23, 2009
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Kennedy Space Center, FL — Seize the chance to collect one of NASA’s first Scientist-Astronaut’s autograph in the premier mail-in signing of Skylab and Space Shuttle astronaut Owen K. Garriott presented by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF).

Space enthusiasts are invited to mail in artifacts, baseballs, covers, flown items, models, photos, and just about anything else desired for the hero’s signature, to the ASF. Items are currently being accepted and must arrive by mail no later than August 24, 2009.

During his career, Garriott set a new world’s record for the longest duration in space when he spent 59 days aboard Skylab space station in 1973. Ten years later, Garriott returned to space on the maiden voyage of the Spacelab Laboratory, STS-9.

Proceeds from the signing benefit the non-profit organizations the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, which provides scholarships to exceptional science and engineering college students, and Leonardo’s Discovery Warehouse, a hands-on arts and sciences museum in Enid, OK which Garriott co-founded.

For more information on how to launch your unique space items for rendezvous with Garriott’s autograph visit or call 321-455-7014.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the Mercury Astronauts. Its goal is to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships for exceptional college students pursuing degrees in these fields. ASF funds nineteen $10,000 scholarships annually and has awarded over $2.8 million to students nationwide. For more information log on to:

SpaceRef staff editor.