Send Roger Ressmeyer To Space!

Posted on 3/15/2012 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (0)

To infinity, and beyond!  Roger Ressmeyer is one of 20 candidates with the chance to win a sub-orbital space flight. All he needs is lots of votes from people like you. Roger has been passionate about going to space all is life. And wouldn’t it be great to have a professional photographer actually fly in space. With your Facebook votes you can help him fly!  Vote here (

The field of candidates has been narrowed from 50,000 to just 20, and Roger needs your vote to go the rest of the way!  His story has been the stuff of dreams, but it has also been one of overcoming adversity.  As a child he aspired to be an astronaut, building model rockets and polishing telescope mirrors.  Diagnosed with diabetes at age 13, Roger defeated claims he wouldn’t make it another 20 years.  Today he finds himself inspiring youngsters who share his passion for space, guiding young students every year in building and launching their own rockets.  Perhaps one day they too will be astronaut candidates, just like Roger is today!

As a celebrated Canon Explorer of Light and now as a documentary filmmaker, Roger has been pursuing his astronomically successful career in space photography for 40 years.  His frequent clients have included National Geographic Magazine, Life, Time, Newsweek, People, and Rolling Stone among others, working with both the stars in the night sky and those here on Earth.

Technology saved Roger’s life, and now it can also fulfill his lifelong dream.  Space Race 2012 will allow him to share the wonder and awe of space exploration with all of us.  But first, we have to get Roger up there!

Your votes are the only way that can happen.  You can vote once per day on Facebook to help Roger win the Space Needle’s Space Race challenge.  But hurry, because this really is a race!  The voting period ends Sunday, March 18, so your vote each day from now until then makes every bit of difference.  This is for every kid who has ever wanted to grow up and have a rocket lab in his or her basement, just like Roger does.

For Roger Ressmeyer, Space Race 2012 is about scientific progress, global compassion and hope.  It also involves your votes. 5…4…3…2…1…

Vote For Roger:

Copyright © 2012 Jim Pickerell. The above article may not be copied, reproduced, excerpted or distributed in any manner without written permission from the author. All requests should be submitted to Selling Stock at 10319 Westlake Drive, Suite 162, Bethesda, MD 20817, phone 301-251-0720, e-mail: wvz@fpcubgbf.pbz

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