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Take a trip back in time with two-time spaceflight veteran Space Shuttle astronaut Joe Allen for a special tour of the National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and his Space Shuttle Discovery. You'll be surrounded by space history while in the company of a man who can offer a unique perspective and insight into the world of aerospace and flight.
The Udvar-Hazy Center, located in Chantilly, Virginia near the Washington Dulles International Airport, is home to thousands of aviation and space artifacts. The Center includes the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar, which boasts 152 large space artifacts, including the Gemini VII capsule, the Mobile Quarantine Unit used upon the return of the Apollo 11 crew, a 69-foot floor-to-ceiling Redstone rocket, and much more.
The crown jewel in the collection at the Udvar-Hazy Center is the decommissioned Space Shuttle orbiter Discovery, the spacecraft your astronaut guide flew into space! Discovery took the place of Enterprise, the hangar's previous occupant, in April 2012 when it flew to Virginia from its home at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. With Discovery as a magnificent backdrop, you'll be enthralled by Allen's tales of his own time as an astronaut aboard this magnificent spaceship. After an exciting day of exploring the center, the two of you will have time to reflect on the day's experiences as you enjoy lunch together at a local restaurant.
Selected by NASA as a scientist-astronaut in Aug. 1967, Allen served as a mission specialist on STS-5, the first fully operational flight of the Shuttle Transportation System, and aboard Discovery on STS-51-A, during which he and fellow astronauts Rick Hauck, David Walker, Anna Fisher and Dale Gardner performed the first space salvage attempt in history. Altogether, Allen has logged over 13 days in space.
Transportation to and from this experience and accommodations are not included. The actual date of the experience, not to exceed one year after the close of the auction, will be determined by the above astronaut's schedule. ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, to reject the high bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith. The winning bidder of this experience may be required to submit proof of identity and be subject to a background check. Hold harmless agreement required.
Bidding on this lot concluded on March 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM EDT.
Bidders: 3 Bids: 6 Winning Bid: $1440
|Bidder||Bid Time (UTC)||Bid Amount (USD)|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:49:27||1440.00|
|239||2013 Mar 07 17:04:25||1340.00|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:48:31||1300.00|
|239||2013 Mar 07 17:04:25||1200.00|
|150||2013 Mar 07 16:08:13||1100.00|
|217||2013 Mar 07 15:07:44||1000.00|