SOURCE: Starry Messenger Press

December 15, 2006 23:00 ET

Relieved Last-Minute Shoppers Get Free Shipping and Discounts on Out-of-This-World Gift for Space Cadets on Their List

ITHACA, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 15, 2006 --Thousands of last-minute shoppers are breathing a sigh of relief and taking advantage of online discounts in their pursuit of the perfect gift for the space cadets on their list. An entire year's worth of stunning outer space images -- from the Apollo Moon landings to recent views of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft -- appear in the 2007 edition of the award-winning "Year In Space" desk calendar.

The 144-page full-color weekly calendar, now in its fourteenth year of publication, is brimming with images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery. "The Year In Space" is now available at discounted prices and with free U.S. shipping. 3-5 day rush delivery (for an additional charge) will guarantee Christmas delivery on all U.S. orders placed before midnight on December 18th.

The 53 stunning weekly images represent the full spectrum of space exploration, from the beginning of human space flight to the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Amazing planetary images by the Cassini Orbiter and the Mars Exploration Rovers are presented along with incredible deep space vistas 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.

In full-color full-page images, "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 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 ranging from 25% to 45% off of the suggested retail price are available to students, educators, NASA employees, and anyone reading this press release. The discounts also apply to employees, retirees, stockholders and affiliates of The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman -- all leading sponsors of the calendar.

"The Year In Space" can be ordered online or by calling 800/736-6836.

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