Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the space enthusiast in your life? Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s The Space Shop is the world’s largest on-line store for space fans and features more than 300 space-centric items. Mission Control at The Space Shop has identified the following top five gifts for space buffs this year. For more space related gift ideas, visit www.TheSpaceShop.com.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Lift Off! Top 5 gifts for space enthusiasts:
1. A space collector’s dream, this new Space Launch System model provides a detailed recreation of what will be the most powerful rocket in history. The SLS will be the launch vehicle that sends astronauts in NASA’s Orion Spacecraft beyond low-earth orbit into the solar system on missions to an asteroid and eventually Mars. Model measures 26.5” tall by 4.75” wide. $300
2. For the building enthusiast, The Space Shop offer miniature shuttle building sets of 580 pieces and 1,600 pieces. The 580-piece set produces a shuttle approximately seven-inches high, while the 1,600-piece set creates a shuttle approximately 11-inches high. 580-piece set $30; 1,600 piece set $120.
3. Launch your phone to a new level of cool with a space/science themed phone case. 
- Be Greater Than Average Galaxy X case. $20, Silver Failure Is Not An Option case. $24, Hologram Space Shuttle iPhone case. $15.99

4. Kids’ imaginations can take flight with the new Toy Atlantis LC39 play set. This play set comes complete with space shuttle Atlantis, two astronauts, and an astronaut transport vehicle. $29.99
5. This framed and matted 16” x 20” photo of Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface captures one of the greatest achievements and is limited in availability. Autographed by Mr. Aldrin, photo comes with certificate of authenticity. $1,200. 
About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, Shuttle Launch Experience®, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space®:  Explorers Wanted, Angry Birds Space Encounter and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world's largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers annual passes starting at $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.


Andrea Farmer
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Email: afarmer@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 321-449-4318
Nancy Glasgow, 407-375-2433, nancy@bitner.com
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