SOURCE: Starry Messenger Press

December 07, 2007 21:00 ET

Dozens of Breathtaking NASA Outer Space Images Appear in 2008 Space Calendar

Discounts and Free U.S. Shipping Available for "Year In Space" 2008 Calendar

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) - Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard stands near the base of the lunar module Antares and surveys the desolate surface of the Moon, his hand raised to block the blinding light from the Sun. Eerily glowing aurorae, a familiar sight at extreme latitudes on Earth, are captured lighting up the north and south poles of Jupiter by Hubble Space Telescope. Some 28 million light-years away, the Sombreo Galaxy reveals a distinct edge of obscuring dust and a remarkable central bulge in a dramatic triple-exposure by the Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer space telescopes. These are just a few of the 53 breathtaking outer space images that appear in the limited-edition "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 breathtaking deep space views taken by the Hubble and Spitzer 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.

Discounts of 25% to 44% are available for educators, students, Internet surfers, and NASA employees. Discounts also apply to employees, customers, retirees and stockholders of organizations that sponsor the calendar, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The Planetary Society,, and member organizations of the Coalition for Space Exploration.

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

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