SOURCE: Starry Messenger Press

December 14, 2007 21:30 ET

NASA's Most Extraordinary Images Appear in 2008 Space Calendar

Christmas Delivery and Discounts Available for "Year In Space" 2008 Calendar

ITHACA, NY--(Marketwire - December 14, 2007) - Fifty-three breathtaking outer space images from the NASA archives, interplanetary spacecraft, and world-famous observatories 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. A free downloadable poster of all the images is available at

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. It's not too late to get one before Christmas for that space buff on your list: domestic orders placed on or before December 17th should arrive before Christmas if rush shipping is selected (for a small additional fee).

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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