Press Release

Space Memorabilia Experts Return to Houston

By SpaceRef Editor
July 19, 2004
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Do you have space junk or space treasure in your closet? Bring it to the Space Road Show at The Space Store for a free appraisal. Victoria Campbell and Michael Orenstein of Aurora Galleries International return to The Space Store Friday July 30th and Saturday July 31st, from 10 am to 3 pm each day, to evaluate and appraise space memorabilia and collectibles at no charge.

Aurora Galleries International, Inc. is the world leader in auctions of space & aviation memorabilia. Their large and widely respected auctions are conducted twice a year in Los Angeles, California, each taking two days to sell up to 1,800 lots. Several Space Store customers, through previous Space Road Shows, have consigned items and realized thousands of dollars, one customer in particular realized over $200,000 in a recent sale. Items included in these auctions range from literature and technical manuals to items that were flown to and used on the Moon. Collectors are also particularly interested in artifacts, such as a Shuttle Cargo Curtain ($120), and contractors’ models, such as a Grumman Lunar Module Model ($1500). In the last Aurora auction, the Rotational Control handle from the Apollo 11 Command Module sold for $90,000. (Note: Mr. Orenstein and Mrs. Campbell will travel to appraise larger collections. Please call 866-928-7672 for an appointment.)

The Space Store, a Space Media Inc. company and a subsidiary of SPACEHAB Inc., is the largest space-related retail website in the Universe, shipping around the world and featuring over 1000 quality products including official NASA mission patches, real space food, space toys, Apollo pens and NASA flight suit replicas. The Space Store is located at 1400 NASA Road One, across from the NASA-Johnson Space Center and online at

SpaceRef staff editor.