It can be difficult buying gifts at the best of times; if your loved one has a passion for something niche such as outer space, it can be ten times harder. This is especially true if you don’t share the same interest. Luckily, from astronaut experiences to quirky extraterrestrial gifts, there are a few options you can choose from. Here are the most unique gifts you can find that have a space-related theme.
There is no gift more fun than space-age food. From authentic Russian main meals in a tube to freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches, you can pick a three-course meal fit for an astronaut on duty. These foods have been prepared in specific ways, such as freeze-dried, and were originally designed to be eaten in space. So, there are plenty of food choices to pick from that will make your loved one feel like they are in outer space.
Making Sense of UFOs
The ultimate present idea for your extraterrestrial-loving friend is a gift that keeps on giving. So, if your loved one is interested in learning about UFO’s, why not give them this comprehensive five-week course. Tom and Sean from whatsupwithufos.com have put together the ‘Making Sense of UFOs’ course for UFO enthusiasts. This course is perfect for individuals who want to enhance their knowledge of unidentified flying objects but want to learn how to sort through the misinformation and hype. The course cites published sources only, and you can expect edited video segments and over 150 articles.
Trip to a NASA Space Center
An experience gift is one of the best ideas for the people you love. Not only will they remember this gift more than a physical one, but you can turn it into an experience for two. Create more memories with your loved one by taking them on a trip to a NASA Space Center. There are 14 Visitor Center and space shuttle locations across the country to choose from. Each one will provide you with a fun, interactive learning experience that you will both remember forever.
Astronaut Training Experience
If you decide to visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and want to go all out, treat your loved one to The Astronaut Training Experience (ATX). Along with the companion program Mars Base 1, this unique experience will prepare you for deep space travel and give you the chance to experience what it would be like to travel to Mars. In addition, you will find out what it would feel like to train, live and work on the Red Planet. Furthermore, you will get the chance to use immersive simulation technology and authentic NASA science to solve real-life problems with your team. This exciting program lasts up to 5 hours and is suitable for anyone aged ten years and up. Although trainees can take part as an individual or as part of a group, those who are aged between 10 and 17 will need a participating, paying adult.