SOURCE: Starry Messenger Press

November 11, 2006 14:00 ET

Stunning New Collection of NASA's Best Outer Space Images Makes Space Travel an Affordable Gift This Holiday Season

Free Shipping, Discounts Available for "The Year In Space"

ITHACA, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 11, 2006 -- Space travel -- once the exclusive endeavor of astronauts and millionaires -- is now an affordable reality for private citizens (and gift givers) everywhere. Even those who are a bit reluctant to leave the comfort of their own home.

For less than the cost of a small cheese pizza, tens of thousands of would-be astronauts will visit a different celestial destination every week of the year thanks to "The Year In Space" 2007 desk calendar, an award-winning weekly calendar brimming with images and information from the past, present and future of space exploration and astronomical discovery -- www.YearInSpace.com.

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.

Discounts ranging from 25% to 45% off of the suggested retail price (and free U.S. shipping) 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, Northrop Grumman, MD Robotics, Analytical Graphics Inc., UniverseToday.com, and The Planetary Society -- all leading sponsors of the calendar.

The 53 stunning weekly images represent the full spectrum of space exploration, from the Apollo Moon landings to recent construction on the 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.

Orders for "The Year In Space" can be placed on the web -- www.YearInSpace.com -- or by calling 800/736-6836. There is free standard shipping in the U.S. and rush delivery (3-5 days) is available for an additional charge.

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