Created By The Mercury 7 Astronauts
Rich in history and natural beauty, the Chesapeake Bay becomes even more marvelous when you and a guest share it with astronaut Fred Gregory as your captain aboard his private 43-foot boat.
Your astronaut experience will begin when you meet Gregory at his home in Annapolis, Maryland, for a pre-boarding toast. From there, you and your guest will board his vessel, "Sea Toy," and embark on a scenic and peaceful cruise through the bay as Gregory recounts tales of his time aboard much larger ships-Space Shuttles Columbia, Discovery and Atlantis!
Your afternoon excursion will take you to the shores of Cambridge, Maryland and the beautiful grounds of the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina. After checking in, you'll have a few hours to swim, dive or just relax on your own before meeting back up with your astronaut for an upscale feast that is very likely to include some of Maryland's famous crab cakes!
As your evening comes to a close, Gregory will retire to his boat while you and your guest retreat to your luxurious overnight accommodations at the Hyatt.
The next morning, you'll meet up with your astronaut host again to begin your return journey. The "Sea Toy" will take you back along the meandering Choptank River and through the Chesapeake Bay to Gregory's home port in Annapolis.
A veteran of three Shuttle missions, Gregory logged over 455 hours in space on three missions, including the third flight of Spacelab and two classified Department of Defense missions. Between 2002 and 2005, he served as NASA's Deputy Administrator in Washington, D.C. He was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2004 and currently serves on the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Board of Directors.
Transportation to and from this experience is not included other than as is provided in the auction description. 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. An ASF representative will escort the above astronaut throughout the visit. 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: 13 Winning Bid: $2150
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|206||2013 Mar 16 00:58:46||2150.00|
|206||2013 Mar 10 03:05:40||2150.00|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:44:42||2050.00|
|351||2013 Mar 08 05:53:02||2000.00|
|351||2013 Mar 08 05:53:02||1950.00|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:44:14||1850.00|
|351||2013 Mar 08 05:53:02||1750.00|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:43:14||1650.00|
|351||2013 Mar 08 05:53:02||1550.00|
|217||2013 Mar 09 18:42:49||1450.00|
|351||2013 Mar 08 05:53:02||1350.00|
|217||2013 Mar 07 15:04:37||1250.00|
|217||2013 Mar 07 15:04:37||1000.00|