The newly renovated Space Shop at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex just reopened its doors this summer. At 15,372 square feet, the retail outlet is the world’s largest store devoted to space memorabilia and NASA gear. What do you think are the most-popular souvenirs from the Space Shop? These items made the list:
No space enthusiast’s closet is complete without this staple. The classic NASA “Meatball” logo T-shirt is available in a variety of colors and tie-dye.
Take space shuttle Atlantis on its 34th mission… home with you!
Looking for a pen to use underwater, upside down, over grease, in extreme temperatures ranging from freezing -30°F to blazing 250°F AND in zero gravity? The Space Shop has you covered! The Fisher Space Pen was developed for astronauts to use in zero gravity and was first used on the Apollo 7 mission that launched from Kennedy Space Center in 1968.
Price: $15.99 to $39.99
Gear up! These white and orange kids’ flight suits are a must for any aspiring astronaut.
Space Shuttle Atlantis Plush:
New to the Space Shop since the grand reopening are plush space shuttle Atlantis toys and they are soaring off the shelves!
Did you know Kennedy Space Center is part of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest and most diverse wildlife preserves in Florida? Go green with this bag made of 100 percent post-consumer plastic bottles.
Bring the magic of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex home with you. Add these out-of-this-world snow globes to your collection.
Fuel up with this classic mug.
Wear your space pride year-round with the warm, light-weight NASA “Meatball” logo sweatshirt.
It’s no surprise these astronaut treats made the list. Freeze-dried foods were developed for astronauts on long-duration spaceflights. Try this cosmic cuisine for yourself!
For these items and more, visit the Space Shop at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex or go to www.TheSpaceShop.com.
The Space Shop offers a shopping experience you can’t get anywhere else in the universe! Make sure to stop by on your next trip to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For now, check out the interactive shopping experiences the Space Shop has to offer including the Apollo 11 gantry, selfie stations and a customization station: