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CHICAGO, Illinois -- May 25, 2010

ISDC 2010 Auctioning a "Dance with a Star": Buzz Aldrin -- Act NOW!

The National Space Society (NSS) is auctioning off one dance with Buzz Aldrin at its annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Chicago, on Saturday night, May 29.

As a fundraiser, Aldrin, an Apollo 11 astronaut, a Dancer with the Stars this season, and a member of NSS's Board of Governors, has offered one dance to a woman chosen by the person who offers to make the largest donation to NSS over $1,200.

That bid would bring the bidder into the NSS Visionary Donor category.  A bid in excess of $5,000 would entitle the bidder to be recognized as a member of the Buzz Aldrin Council of NSS.

Here's how it works:  Anyone who would like to bid should simply send an email to  The note should provide the bidder's name, email address, as many contact phone numbers as may help NSS notify the winner quickly, and the amount of the bid.

All bids must be received by 3:00 pm Chicago time (4:00 pm EDT), Friday, May 28.  The winner will be notified shortly thereafter.

Jeffrey Liss, a member of NSS's Board of Directors and Vice Chair of the ISDC said, "Someone can have an exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience, or deliver a once-in-a-lifetime gift, and at the same time help NSS in its mission of continuing to promote space exploration and development."

The dance will take place at the Governors Dinner at the ISDC, in the Avedon Ballroom of the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel.  Dinner for the winner and a guest of the winner is included with the dance.

The dance will be a fox trot, possibly to the music of "What a Wonderful World" or "Fly me to the Moon."

All bidders must be at least 18-years old, but the dance can be transferred to a minor.

More information about the ISDC can be found at

ISDC contact:
Jeffrey Liss, ISDC 2010 Vice-Chair
Phone:  (312) 876-0600, ext 309 (W)  or  (847) 736-7442 (M)
ISDC Web Site:

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