Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Offers Close Encounters With Legends
By Space Coast Daily // July 30, 2014
Memorabilia Show event set for Nov. 6-9
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Space enthusiasts from around the globe will embark on a pilgrimage to the Space Coast this fall for the annual Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show (AAMS) weekend, Nov 6-9.
Guests will have plenty of opportunity for close encounters with more than 30 of America’s true space legends.
The Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show weekend offers an assortment of events with something for every interest and price point.
Guests can purchase all-inclusive packages or individual event tickets.
The weekend starts early on Thursday, November 6 with Monte Carlo Casino Night where guests can try their luck against astronauts in a variety of professionally manned games.
“Everyone seems to have a personal favorite,” Knowles adds. “Many of our guests come year after year. Several have even brought photos of themselves as children posing with their space hero wanting to recreate that same pose 10-20 years later.”
Friday’s Night under the Stars takes place at the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, with seven floors of incredible vistas and exciting programs including guest speakers, a special presentation by General Tom Stafford and more opportunities to interact with astronauts.
Saturday and Sunday, guests can have personal items or newly purchased space memorabilia autographed by astronauts at the family-friendly Astronaut Autograph and Memorabilia Show that takes place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Saturday evening will feature the Pioneers of Space dinner.
Throughout the weekend, dozens of items from over five decades of space travel, including many flown artifacts, will be on display as part of the 2014 Fall Auction of Astronaut Memorabilia. Bidders need not be present to participate in the online auction.
For information on becoming involved with the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation or to purchase AAMS tickets, visit www.astronautscholarship.org or call 321-449-4887