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Lunch with former astronaut John Glenn is prize of online auction

Former astronaut John Glenn is putting himself on the auction block to raise money for college scholarships for top engineering and science students through the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's Online Auction of Astronaut Experiences & Memorabilia opening today at www.astronautscholarship.org/auction.pl.

The winning bidder will get to have a meal with Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth. He was one of seven men chosen by NASA to be America's first astronauts. Bidders also have an opportunity to win astronaut autographs from the likes of Neil Armstrong as well as artifacts that flew to the moon.

Glenn, who has also served as a U.S. Senator, made his first flight in 1962 and at age 77 was aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998 making him the oldest person to ever go into space.

Online bidding ends on April 18.

To find out more, call 321-455-7012.

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