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Cosmosphere Virtual Auction Opens November 2, 2022

From an OMEGA Apollo 8 watch worth nearly $10,000 and items signed by legends of space and aviation to perfect holiday gifts, every space enthusiast will find something worth their bid in the Cosmosphere’s First & Last Steps virtual auction.

Auction bidding opens on November 2 online. Participants must register on the online auction site to bid. Bidding remains open until 7 p.m. on December 2. Although bidding is only available through the online auction site, guests at Cosmosphere’s December 2 First & Last Steps Gala will be able to see the space collectibles and memorabilia in person.

To bid on auction items, enter a prize drawing and learn about the First & Last Steps Gala, go to cosmoevents.org.

“Space lovers know the Cosmosphere’s auctions have unique finds that appeal to all ages,” said Mimi Meredith, senior vice president of communication and chief development officer. “The ability to have the auction online means even a wider audience will participate, hopefully raising more critical funds for Cosmosphere’s programs and activities.”

Cosmosphere’s virtual auction includes an Apollo 11 capsule model at 1/25 scale signed by NASA Astronaut Michael Collins; a copy of “The Mystery of Mars,” a book authored and autographed by Sally Ride; autographed beta cloth nametag signed by Alan Bean; a great selection of other autographed photos and memorabilia, gift items and more! All proceeds from the sales benefit the Cosmosphere.