1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome both old friends and new to the all new Walt Disney Secrets :-D Please take a moment to say hi
  1. Slowhand
    Online

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    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:
     
  2. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,004
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    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
     
  3. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I have seen the online store - the cost of the holiday just doubled :D
     
  4. UKTim
    Offline

    UKTim Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2008
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    the ksc store was one of my favourite parts of the last holiday and made up for the endless malls I was dragged around
     
  5. Dawn
    Offline

    Dawn carpe diem-ing Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    14,371
    Likes Received:
    174
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    In the red...
    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.
     
  6. Slowhand
    Online

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    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:
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2008
  7. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,004
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I know exactly which wall of the gift shop that photo was on :lol: 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
     
  8. Slowhand
    Online

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    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.
     
  9. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,004
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    that sounds MUCH better. The ATX thing is the one where you're part of the shuttle crew?
     
  10. Slowhand
    Online

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    Yep, that`s the one Keith. [Sadly on this occasion I was assigned a role at ground control though. :(]
     
  11. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,004
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Id love to try that I really would.. hey didnt you have a trip report on your experience? is it over here?
     
  12. Slowhand
    Online

    Slowhand Cruise Director Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,769
    Likes Received:
    155
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Staffordshire U.K.
    Yes I did write a TR Keith which I posted "over there", not "over here!" :lol:
    As usual, I would have a copy saved of it on Word though.
     
  13. keith
    Online

    keith Camera nut Staff Member Administrator Forum Host

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    20,004
    Likes Received:
    538
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    would LOVE to reread it if you get a chance to post :D
     
  14. Isafari
    Offline

    Isafari Wild Animal Expert

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    13,143
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    North East England
    :
    :yeahthat: Chris would love it tooo I'm sure
     
  15. Skywatcher
    Offline

    Skywatcher Chief Astronomer

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Messages:
    10,662
    Likes Received:
    203
    Trophy Points:
    63
    bump :D yes please

    probably wont do it though as I will be spending as much time as poss with the kids on this trip but would love to hear about it.

    Thank you so much for all your replies guys
     
  16. CC71
    Offline

    CC71 Earning my ears

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Worcestershire
    Another vote for the trip report:overhere:please.
     

Share This Page