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Space Adventures Donates Suborbital Spaceflight

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:05 pm
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Space Adventures, Ltd., the world’s leading space experiences company, has donated a seat on a suborbital spaceflight to this year’s WIRED auction. All proceeds will benefit the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of seriously ill children and their families. The auction, to be featured on eBay, will go live beginning at 6:00 p.m. (EST) and will run until November 25th.

“Not only with the highest bidder realize his or her own dreams of traveling to space, but all proceeds will benefit the Starlight Starbright foundation,” said Eric Anderson, president and CEO of Space Adventures. “Children are the key to our future. Tomorrow’s tomorrow will be shaped by the children of today.”

Space Adventures, the only company to have successfully launched private explorers to space, is headquartered in Arlington, Va. with offices in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Moscow and Tokyo. It offers a variety of programs such as Zero-Gravity and MiG flights, cosmonaut training, spaceflight qualification programs and reservations on future suborbital spacecrafts. The company’s advisory board comprises Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, shuttle astronauts Kathy Thornton, Robert (Hoot) Gibson, Charles Walker, Norm Thagard, Sam Durrance, Byron Lichtenberg, Pierre Thuot and Skylab astronaut Owen Garriott.

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