SOURCE: The Year In Space

October 12, 2007 21:30 ET

Breathtaking Collection of Hubble Space Telescope Images Selected to Appear in 2008 Space Calendar

Discounts of 25% to 44% Available for Internet Orders

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwire - October 12, 2007) - Delicate tendrils of interstellar dust in the Carina Nebula point toward regions of new star formation. A barred spiral galaxy, 60 million light-years away, reveals its gently arcing luminous arms. Surrounded by an expanding cocoon of nebulosity, a dying white dwarf star presages the death of our own Sun five billion years from now. These Hubble Space Telescope vistas are just a few of the 53 breathtaking outer space images that appear in the "Year In Space" 2008 Desk Calendar, an award-winning 144-page weekly calendar featuring images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery.

Published in cooperation with The Planetary Society, "The Year In Space" takes its readers on an out-of-this-world journey while giving them a convenient way to organize their busy lives back on Earth.

The 53 weekly images represent the full spectrum of space exploration, from the Apollo Moon landings to the International Space Station. Amazing planetary images by the Cassini Orbiter and the Mars Exploration Rovers are presented along with incredible deep space views taken by the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra Space Telescopes. An informative essay accompanies every image, and each weekly calendar page is filled with historic dates in space history.

"The Year In Space" is also a versatile desk calendar, with weekly, monthly, yearly and multi-year calendars, a daily moon phase calendar, an address section, blank pages for notes, and more.

"The Year In Space" can be ordered online at or by calling 800/736-6836. There is free standard shipping in the U.S.

Discounts of 25% to 44% are available for all NASA employees nationwide, as well as for employees, customers, retirees and stockholders of organizations that sponsor the calendar, including The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The Planetary Society,, and any member organization of the Coalition for Space Exploration. Education and Internet discounts are also available on the website.

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