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DavidH
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From: Huntsville, AL, USA
Registered: Jun 2003

posted 12-03-2004 09:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A friend of mine has a 12-year-old nephew with a developing interest in space that my friend is trying to develop.

As part of my advice to him, I was hoping cS members could make some recommendations about good space gifts for his nephew (I'm also securing some "official NASA" stickers, lithos, etc. for him and giving him advice on seeking autographs).

Here are some thoughts I had. Any additional ideas would be appreciated. I was trying to cover a variety of price ranges without going too high.

LEGO Discovery series sets http://shop.lego.com/leaf.asp?cn=24&d=7&t=3

Apollo 13 DVD http://tinyurl.com/3nqyp

Autographed Sally Ride book http://www.sallyridestore.com/store/view_category.do?categoryId=books

Any of the great toys at Countdown Creations http://www.countdowncreations.com/toys.html

Thanks for your help!

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"America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow." - Commander Eugene Cernan, Apollo 17 Mission, 11 December 1972

mmmoo
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From: London, England
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posted 12-03-2004 09:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our Giant Apollo Panoramic Posters are great for kids, and only $19.99!
http://moonpans.com/posters

Thanks

Mike

teachspace
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From: river edge, nj usa
Registered: Sep 2003

posted 12-03-2004 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teachspace   Click Here to Email teachspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The video "The Dream Is Alive" is a fabulous look at flying on the shuttle.

Scott
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From: Houston, TX
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posted 12-03-2004 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know if you caught this, but this may make a cool gift:
http://collectspace.com/ubb/Forum24/HTML/002977.html

cfreeze79
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From: Martinez, CA, USA
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 12-04-2004 01:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cfreeze79   Click Here to Email cfreeze79     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd recommend a copy of either Bill Pogue's "Space Trivia" or the "Space Shuttle Operator's Manual"... Both are written for audiences of any age.

Or one of the TM-8 keychains from Everquest... The best $15 I have spent! It's flown, and I get to see (and use) it every day!

HouseDadX4
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posted 12-04-2004 01:36 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get him the movie "Space Camp" from 1986. Definitely far fetched, but the kid will love it...

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-04-2004 01:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by HouseDadX4:
Get him the movie "Space Camp" from 1986. Definitely far fetched, but the kid will love it...

Caution though, as this can lead to larger investments. It was because of this movie that I begged my parents to send me to Space Camp and ultimately attended Alabama and Florida programs over 8 consecutive summers...

Rob Joyner
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posted 12-04-2004 02:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
Take a look at these: www.thespaceshop.com
and www.spacetoys.com

BMckay
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From: MA, USA
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posted 12-04-2004 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am partial to the childrens book- I am a Space Shuttle and I love to Fly. Signed by the STS 29 crew
www.perspectivebooks.com

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