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Old 09-22-2010, 10:30 AM   #136
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Since my congressman's asst originally put in my request almost 8 mos in advance and someone here mentioned you can only request 6 mos in advance, I sent her a "reminder" e-mail to doublecheck. Here's the response I got:
I did submit your request in July, but I just emailed them to ensure that they received it. I also asked for them to give me a status update about the passes. I will let you know when I hear something back.


Thank you for checking in with me and reminding me about the time period for requesting tickets! I promise to be in touch very soon. Have a wonderful rest of your week!


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Old 09-22-2010, 11:28 AM   #137
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Not to be the bearer of bad news, but if you are going in February, there are no tickets available..all gone as they only alot a certain amount to congress - at least that's what my congressman's aide told me yesterday. We are going the first week in February, about two weeks before the launch. I hope he was wrong for your boys sake. I know that mine would have loved to have gone too but if I have to buy tickets at ages two and five, I'll spend the day prior at WDW!
That would be our luck, that is okay it's always worth asking and I understand it's something a lot of people want to do. Hey if it's free it's worth checking out, otherwise we might just have to try again next time we are in FL. I am sure we will be cruising again! Maybe we just pay to get in when the boys are a bit older. Thanks for the heads up, we will see what happens!
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:22 PM   #138
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Thanks

So happy to have re-discovered this thread . I read it awhile back and thought it sounded great but I lost it and figured this program went away.So excited to hear it is still going strong!

Fingers crossed I can get tix for our cruise in June.
My DS8 would be through the roof if we surprised him with this!

From the sounds of it we can only request up to 6 months out and they go fast. I will def. be emailing someone/anyone come Jan.

Thanks for all the info!You guys are GREAT!
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Old 09-22-2010, 01:44 PM   #139
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Our congressperson's office is SO lame. The staff said, sure you can get tickets, if you call Kennedy Space Center directly and buy them. I received an email that actually said the same thing. Seriously? Just say you don't know what I'm talking about it...I actually thought that response was really rude.

Tell your congressman that comp tickets ARE available. His office needs to contact the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Legislative Affairs there in Washington DC (the NASA liason), to get the tickets. Need to request 6 months in advance; If still available (they go fast) you should get your confirm about 4 months out. There are hard to get, but that is absolutely NO excuse for your congressperson not to try.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:45 PM   #140
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They are definitely still doing this because I just got confirmation of my tickets for January! So glad this thread was started and continually updated or I'd have never know about this program.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:28 PM   #141
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Okay, I am seriously confused! Isn't the shuttle program ending and the last launch is Nov. 1st? We are leaving in two weeks and I called our Cong. office and the gal was really nice and said she'd give it a shot. Who knows? It may work out or not. Didn't hurt to try. If it doesn't I guess we'll have to be buying them online like everyone else. It would be nice to get pictures of the last shuttle in the gantry but if I have to make the decision which day and buy before I go, not sure I want to. The gal at KSC said if we waited til the day of, there wouldn't be tickets adn to purchase ahead of time......
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:31 PM   #142
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The last shuttle will launch February 26.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:49 PM   #143
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Ahhhh, okay, this is the last launch of Discovery! Still not sure if I want to waste a disney day.....hmmmmmm
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:55 PM   #144
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Has anyone also been to the space centers in Houston and Alabama? We've been to the one in Huntsville several times (I grew up there), and are wondering if it's worth taking a day to see the Kennedy Space Center while we are in Cape Canaveral.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:59 PM   #145
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Just got our tickets confirmed for January today! Thanks so much for this thread, it's how I found out about this program. Saved us over $150!

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Old 09-30-2010, 05:02 PM   #146
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Just got our tickets confirmed for January today! Thanks so much for this thread, it's how I found out about this program. Saved us over $150!

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Congrats! Just wondering - how long ago did you have your request put in? Keeping my fingers crossed for all the rest of us
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:19 PM   #147
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I first emailed on the 10th of Sept. An assistant wrote me back on the 13th and said she would try, but couldn't promise... and then she wrote me this afternoon confirming... so 20 days total.
But I would guess this would vary greatly depending on each Congressman's office. Good Luck!!!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:30 PM   #148
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So happy to have re-discovered this thread . I read it awhile back and thought it sounded great but I lost it and figured this program went away.So excited to hear it is still going strong!

Fingers crossed I can get tix for our cruise in June.
My DS8 would be through the roof if we surprised him with this!

From the sounds of it we can only request up to 6 months out and they go fast. I will def. be emailing someone/anyone come Jan.

Thanks for all the info!You guys are GREAT!
Looks like I am your competition, lol. Also cruising in June.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:20 PM   #149
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We emailed our congressman(Ron Paul) Sunday and was called back today. She was very nice and said this was the 1st time they have gotten this request. She is going to check on it and get back to us. We also asked about tickets for the launch. She said all tickets are gone but she could put us on a waitlist. So here's hoping for some Disney magic .
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:44 PM   #150
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YEAH!!! Just received an e-mail from our congressman's office that there are 4 "complimentary" tickets for us on 3.12.2011 That helps with the hotel costs, etc the nite before!

Good luck to all of you and make sure you get your requests in early if it's a peak time (we're going during spring break)
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