michigan flag http://michiganradio.org en A piece of Michigan and NASA history on the auction block this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/piece-michigan-and-nasa-history-auction-block-weekend <p>This weekend you&rsquo;ll have a chance to buy a piece of Michigan and space history. A state of Michigan flag, carried on board <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_15">Apollo 15,</a>&nbsp; to the moon and back, is being auctioned. All three members of the Apollo 15 crew had ties to the University of Michigan.</p><p>The online auction benefits <a href="http://www.astronautscholarship.org/">a science scholarship program</a>. Former NASA astronaut <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Worden">Al Worden</a> piloted the Apollo spacecraft. The Michigan native hopes the<a href="http://www.astronautscholarship.org/2011asemi_auction.py?lot=24"> 8 by 12 inch flag</a> will attract a lot of bidding.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;I would expect it to bring in 5 or 6 thousand dollars.&nbsp; I think the last one that sold at auction I donated brought in almost $6 thousand.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Worden says the online auction is raising money for science scholarships.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;We give out something like 25 scholarships&hellip;10 thousand dollars each&hellip;every year&hellip;which means we have to raise a lot of money.&nbsp; And one of the ways we do that is by selling artifacts that are donated by astronauts who&rsquo;ve made a flight&hellip;and that is kind of a mainstay how we raise our money.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>The online auction of NASA memorabilia concludes Saturday night at 10 pm. Anyone interested in bidding on the space flag should go to <a href="http://www.astronautscholarship.org/2011asemi_auction.py">&lsquo;AstronautScholarship.org&rsquo;. </a> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:08:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 1789 at http://michiganradio.org A piece of Michigan and NASA history on the auction block this weekend