Press Release

Win An Afternoon with NASA Astronaut, Winston E. Scott

By SpaceRef Editor
September 15, 2008
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This Fall offering Students the experience of a lifetime!

This school year starts with a space defying opportunity. NASA Astronaut Winston E. Scott is participating in a national contest, Win an Afternoon with Winston E. Scott — the Astronaut, providing students the extraordinary opportunity to meet and interact with a real-life astronaut. Launched on the first of September, educators who purchase Astronaut Scott’s latest release, Reflections from Earth Orbit, have an opportunity to win a school visit from Astronaut Scott.

The story of Winston E. Scott is one of many, which make up the rich history and remarkable success of the first fifty years of NASA. In the autobiographical pictorial, Reflections from Earth Orbit, Scott recalls early childhood memories including his early fascination with aviation, becoming a member of his high school band and the pivotal moment when a teacher went out on a limb for him, ensuring he went to college, “I recognized the limitless potential existing within me, and became acquainted with the limitless possibilities existing before me. All I had to do was decide what I wanted to do in life — and then do it.” Determined, he made his way through Naval Aviation Officer Candidate School and embarked on a career which lead him to literally work among the stars. Ultimately Scott accumulated a total of 24 1/2 days in space, including 19 1/2 hours spacewalking.

The winning school will receive a visit and presentation from Astronaut Winston E. Scott during which students and teachers are encouraged to ask questions and actively engage with a living legend. The contest ends October 31, 2008.

For official contest rules log on to

Reflections from Earth Orbit is available wherever books are sold. ($23.95/ISBN#I-894959-22-1/Apogee Books).

About Astronaut Winston E. Scott: Winston Scott has helmed teams of astronauts and technicians as they pushed the boundaries of scientific knowledge in some of the most strenuous conditions known to man. Winston E. Scott is also a musician and noted speaker with appearances on CNN and FOX news. He was recently appointed the Dean of Florida Tech College of Aeronautics. Scott has two children and resides in Florida with his wife. Learn more at

CONTACT: Kicheko Driggins of BookMinded, +1-301-684-0675,

SpaceRef staff editor.