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    I agree that the merchandise on offer there is awesome BUT I was at the point of buying a small jacket there once. It was very discreet, having NASA embroidered on the breast pocket and fitted me like a glove.
    It was only when I looked at the label and found out that it was manufactured in the Far East that I put it back on the rack.
    I know that WDW sells a lot of stuff made in China and elsewhere, but come on, NASA carries the pride of the US nation, surely they should support indigenous labour IMHO.:p015:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 44128
    I agree that the merchandise on offer there is awesome BUT I was at the point of buying a small jacket there once. It was very discreet, having NASA embroidered on the breast pocket and fitted me like a glove.
    It was only when I looked at the label and found out that it was manufactured in the Far East that I put it back on the rack.
    I know that WDW sells a lot of stuff made in China and elsewhere, but come on, NASA carries the pride of the US nation, surely they should support indigenous labour IMHO.:p015:
    I think I bought that exact jacket.. just looked and it says made in myanmar :/ wasnt particularly cheap though ok not hugely expensive either

    agree with you really, you'd expect something like that to be American made
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    I have seen the online store - the cost of the holiday just doubled

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    the ksc store was one of my favourite parts of the last holiday and made up for the endless malls I was dragged around

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    When I went to Florida with my mum - just the two of us - and we went to KSC for the day. I think the two of us spent more time in the gift shop than any of the attractions.

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    The last time I was in the gift shop at KSC there was a huge framed photo signed by all of the Apollo astronauts [yes even Neil Armstrong who normally shy`s away from those sort of things]. The only thing that prevented me from buying it was the price...around $12K if I recall. :shocked025:





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 44276
    The last time I was in the gift shop at KSC there was a huge framed phot signed by all of the Apollo astronauts [yes even Neil Armstrong who normally shy`s away from those sort of things]. The only thing that prevented me from buying it was the price...around $12K if I recall. :shocked025:
    I know exactly which wall of the gift shop that photo was on spent quite a while looking at it

    I'd say the only thing I was a bit disappointed with at KSC was the dine with an astronaut thing. It was a very mediocre, nah I'd say it was worse than mediocre, buffet and a 5min speech by one of the lesser knowns followed by a very very tame 5min q&a session. Large ballroom place filled with people and to be honest it all felt a bit stilted and certainly not good value for money. The smaller, free, q&a sessions outside during the day had been much much better
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 44286
    I'd say the only thing I was a bit disappointed with at KSC was the dine with an astronaut thing. It was a very mediocre, nah I'd say it was worse than mediocre, buffet and a 5min speech by one of the lesser knowns followed by a very very tame 5min q&a session. Large ballroom place filled with people and to be honest it all felt a bit stilted and certainly not good value for money. The smaller, free, q&a sessions outside during the day had been much much better
    I know what you`re saying Keith.
    The lunch on the ATX was a totally different affair though as "our" astronaut [Jerry Carr, who at one time held the record for spending the longest period in space.... on Skylab 4] was with us for ages. As there were only around 20 of us in the group there was a lot more interaction between him and us. He also gave each of us a group photo of him among our group together with giving each of us a shuttle pin as a memento which was of a better quality that those on sale in the shop.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 44305
    I know what you`re saying Keith.
    The lunch on the ATX was a totally different affair though as "our" astronaut [Jerry Carr, who at one time held the record for spending the longest period in space.... on Skylab 4] was with us for ages. As there were only around 20 of us in the group there was a lot more interaction between him and us. He also gave each of us a group photo of him among our group together with giving each of us a shuttle pin as a memento which was of a better quality that those on sale in the shop.
    that sounds MUCH better. The ATX thing is the one where you're part of the shuttle crew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 44309
    The ATX thing is the one where you're part of the shuttle crew?
    Yep, that`s the one Keith. [Sadly on this occasion I was assigned a role at ground control though. ]





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