Space Frontier Foundation Announces NewSpace 2009 Silent Auction

Space Frontier Foundation Announces NewSpace 2009 Silent Auction

July 12, 2009 Press Releases

Throughout the NewSpace 2009  Conference, the Space Frontier Foundation will be hosting a NewSpace Silent Auction & Raffle. Items for auction fall into two classifications: Gold and Blue.

Gold items are unique and available only to our community and are in the silent auction format. “Bid registers” will be located near the item and bids can be taken throughout the conference (minimum bids will be shown). Winners will be announced at the end of the weekend except for “Meals with…” which will be announced Sunday night.

Blue items are interesting, intriguing, and available to our community in a form not commonly found. Blue items will be auctioned off, a few each day, in a raffle. Tickets are $1 a piece.

Gold items:

  • Tickets to next year’s NewSpace 2009 conference, including all meals and the Gala event. Valued at $500, this package ensures your participation in one of the most important development of our time: the opening of outer space to the common man.
  • $1500 gift certificate to Aurora Aerospace. This young start-up from Tampa Bay, Florida, offers an opportunity to experience high altitude flight training, space craft simulation, or “zero g” flight in their military and civilian air craft.
  • Consultation on business development with Jeff Krukin. Mr. Krukin, in addition to being a past Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, is a consultant guiding engineers through the perils of business development and marketing.
  • Consultation on angel and investor relations with Guillermo Söhnlein. Mr. Söhnlein is the Managing Director of the Space Angels Network, the premier source of aerospace dealflow for investors and of early-stage capital for aerospace-related ventures. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs. Each organization represents an important part of the entrepreneurial aerospace community.
  • Lunch with Bob Werb. Mr. Werb is one of the founders of the Space Frontier Foundation and its current Treasurer.. He is a visionary for the future of outer space development and an experienced businessman.
  • Lunch with Gary Hudson. As the founder of Rotary Rocket and a co-founder of t/Space, Mr. Hudson has contributed significantly to the foundations upon which many leading companies in the space industry were built. His experience and drive have shown the way forward for many of the exciting efforts of our time.

Blue Items:

  • 2suit Patch – This is the mission patch from the test flight of the 2suit, Vanna Bonta’s great invention to allow couples to be intimate in zero gravity. This titillating – and vital – step could be a big step in creating enduring colonies in space.
  • NewSpace Nation: America’s Emerging Entrepreneurial Space Industry, autographed by the author, Jeff Krukin. This wonderful primer on the current state of the NewSpace industry is written by a leader in the field of business development and former Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation,.
  • Apollo Lunar Sake Cups – These sake cups are made from simulated lunar regolith in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Donated by Misuzu Onuki and made by ceramic artist Yuriko Sato, these items are a great way to remember the world-changing events of 1969.
  • Autographed profile of Vanna Bonta in Investor’s Digest – This interview, signed by its subject, profiles Ms. Bonta and her efforts to visualize the details of a life off-planet.
  • Gala Centerpiece – Our Gala this year has wonderful custom-made acrylic centerpieces made by volunteers for the event. One of these will be auctioned off and on display at the auction booth so bidders can get a taste before the banquet of these lovely, one-of-a-kind pieces.
  • Regolith Simulant Necklace – This necklace is made from simulated lunar regolith in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Donated by Misuzu Onuki and made by ceramic artist Yuriko Sato, this beautiful piece of jewelry is both decorative and declarative: I see the future coming.

The schedule of Blue item giveaways will be released soon.

Check back regularly on the NewSpace Silent Auction & Raffle Home Page!  We have new items being added all the time.