Want to rent a rocket? Sponsor an exhibit at ISM [International Spaceflight Museum]

The Russian spacefleet workhorse is the Proton booster; it’s the center white rocket with a wide lower section in this picture of ISM’s famed Rocket Ring on Spaceport Alpha.  Standing 58 meters tall, it dwarfs my Second Life avatar, the dark dot just below the Proton’s identification plaque.

Here’s a closer look at the relative size of your sponsorship plaque …

Here’s a closeup view of the International Spaceflight Museum’s exhibit nameplaque with builder Jimbo Perhaps‘ credit, and my sponsoring astronomical & space art Spindrift Space Gallery on Spindrift island in the SciLands science/engineering continent.   The plaque gives an informative notecard when you click on it, including the names of the previous six-month sponsors. 

ISM holds eBay sponsorship auctions to raise money, since it is a non-profit organization, not affiliated with NASA or any other group.  Here’s the other exhibit I am currently sponsoring – Voyager 2, shown discovering the Great Blue Spot at its Neptune encounter in 1989.

Here’s this plaque with builder Herori Pascal’s credit and again, my spopnsorship info.  Your winning bid entitles you to put your personal or business name, 29 characters maximum, on the Museum exhibit plaque for a half-year, a full six months!  ISM is one of the most famous sites and sights in Second Life, and, to cite one (possibly prejudiced) NASA observer: “ISM is the jewel of SL!”  For an additional fee, you can also include your logo. 

Keep track here of all present and future ISM sponsor auctions.  Past winners include school classes, anonymous donors, Second Life businesses, and RL (Real Life) corporations.  Join these proud donors in supporting a great educational space science and engineering Museum!  Here’s the flickr set of full-sized pictures.

Speaking of future auctions, the most famous rocket of all, the “Big S,” is in auction until Tues noon SLT, PDT, 3 pm Eastern, GMT-7.  Good luck winning it!  What’s the Big S?  The Saturn V stack that lofted 9 expeditions to Luna … [Update – Amazingly, U$82 captured all three auction items! Six months from now, the next winner isn’t going to grab such a foresighted bargain at this low a winning bid.  Congratulations!]

[Disclaimer: I am an ISM volunteer and Museum Planning Staff Officer.]

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One Response to “Want to rent a rocket? Sponsor an exhibit at ISM [International Spaceflight Museum]”

  1. Auctions end Tues noon! Sponsor the Saturn V at International Space Museum! « Spindrift, in SciLands, Second Life Says:

    […] and engineering Museum!  Here’s the flickr set of full-sized pictures.  At my personal blog, I use my ISM sponsorships as an example of what your ISM contribution could look […]

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