Best Space & Astronomy Gifts
This Star Trek Pizza Cutter is just one of the items available at the new SPACE.com Store.
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With holiday season in full swing, the staff here at SPACE.com has chosen some top items for the space and astronomy enthusiast on your gift list. From skywatchers' tools to space program memorabilia, and yes, even a Starship Enterprise pizza cutter, these cosmic commodities are sure to please space fans young and old. All are available on our newly launched SPACE.com store.
Space Shuttle "End of Program" Patch 1981-2011
NASA ended its 30-year space shuttle program this summer, and released this special patch to commemorate the program. A must-have for any space collector.
Sure, we've all seen cool moon globes, but to truly stand out among the astronomy-loving set, this colorful globe of the planet Venus, based on measurements from the Magellan spacecraft, is a sure thing.
Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter
Boldly cut pizza like no man has cut before! You'll be the envy of every Trekkie with this stylish but functional kitchen tool.
Space Shuttle Program Postmarked Envelope 1981 - 2011
Known as "covers," these envelopes postmarked from Kennedy Space Center with the date of shuttle launches have become collector's items. These are marked with the dates of both the first and last space shuttle missions ever.
Monopoly Night Sky Solar System Edition
Why play with boring old Boardwalk and Park Place when you can buy real estate on Jupiter, Mars and the moon in this official Monopoly board game set.
Observer's Handbook 2012
Well-known among skywatchers and astronomers alike, this handbook will tell you how to catch the greatest celestial shows next year.
Nova: Fabric of the Cosmos
Based on the bestselling book by Columbia University physicist Brian Greene, this documentary series covers mind-blowing topics like quantum entanglement and string theory with clear, visual descriptions targeted at a lay audience.
NASA 2012 Calendar
Stare away at gorgeous photos of NASA's majestic space shuttle lifting off in this wall calendar.
Orion SpaceProbe 130ST Equatorial Reflector Telescope
This telescope would make a fantastic first scope for a budding astronomer, or a great portable instrument for a longtime skywatching expert.
STS-135 Mission Patch
NASA's 135th and final space shuttle mission ever, called STS-135, launched on July 8, 2011. This mission patch, which was affixed to the flight suits of the mission's four astronauts, commemorates the end of an era.
Laminated Moon Map
Learn to tell Mare Tranquillitatis from Mare Serenitatis using this glossy map of the features on Earth's moon.
Star Theatre Pro Home Planetarium
Amaze your friends, or just keep yourself up way past bedtime watching the constellations go by in this home planetarium theater.
If you're a space geek and you know it, wear this tee proudly.
Space Shuttle Thermal Tile
You can own an actual piece of the tile material used to protect NASA's space shuttles from the fiery heat of re-entry through Earth's atmosphere.
3D Glow in the Dark Solar System
Why sleep under a plain white ceiling, when you can have the planets and stars shining from above?
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