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Old 08-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #421
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We contacted our MN Congressman this past week requesting tickets for our travel dates which are December 14-24, 2012.

The first response we received from his office was that they do not supply these tours and that there are several nice beaches around Kennedy Space Center which are available for viewing. This of course told me that she was refering to launches and not tours so we replied to her email and explained again what we wanted. She then understood and put our request in to the proper people.

We were notified today that all of the tickets have been distributed for December and they are now taking requests for January and February only so we were supposed to let them know if we were interested in changing our travel dates.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #422
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We contacted our MN Congressman this past week requesting tickets for our travel dates which are December 14-24, 2012.

The first response we received from his office was that they do not supply these tours and that there are several nice beaches around Kennedy Space Center which are available for viewing. This of course told me that she was refering to launches and not tours so we replied to her email and explained again what we wanted. She then understood and put our request in to the proper people.

We were notified today that all of the tickets have been distributed for December and they are now taking requests for January and February only so we were supposed to let them know if we were interested in changing our travel dates.
I guess that means we won't get tickets either. I sent an email to our VA congressman (Eric Cantor) two days ago. I got a response today saying that they sent my request and would let me know if there were tickets available in December. Guess the answer will be no unless the allot a certain number per each state?
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #423
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I put our request in at 6 months out and just heard back that we have tickets. I am so excited, Dd will LOVE this! Last time I tried they were not available.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #424
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We got our requested dates in October for a party of two.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #425
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I heard about this in another thread and thought I'd try. I emailed my congressman last week and got a response from one of his staffers yesterday:

Apologies for the delay in a response to your email.

Tickets to the Kennedy Space Center can actually be purchased online. The link to the purchase page is below:

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/bu...FVSd4Aodx24AZg

Enjoy your trip!


So I responded (trying to sound humble and polite so he would want to help me):

Perhaps my information is incorrect, but I was told that Congressmen are allotted a certain number of tickets each year to distribute as they see fit. The person to contact to obtain such tickets for your constituents is Lisa Gibson Legislative Affairs Specialist NASA Headquarters Office of Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs 202-358-1067 (office) 202-358-4343 (fax). I apologize if I was given incorrect information. Thank you for your help.


Today I got a response:

Interesting. I’ve never had a constituent request this before but I’m happy to look into it. How many adults and how many children, and when were you hoping to go?

So I sent him my information. We'll see what happens. We're not sure if we we're going to go, but I figured I would give it a shot and if we get the tickets we'll go.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #426
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I contacted my congressional office in April 2012 for a February 2013 KSC visit.

They told me the KSC office takes requests six months in advance and so they would resubmit my request in August, which they did.

I've now been told that my request is set for the date I wanted and that a confirmation number is typically sent a month in advance of the visit.

They also told me that in addition to admission to the KSC center and attractions, the passes include a second day at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:55 PM   #427
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Has anyone had luck getting complimentary tickets in 2013? My congressmans office says they stopped this after December 2012.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #428
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I asked my congressman about a month ago for tickets to KSC for January. I got an email a week later asking for a date and a backup date if needed and who and how many and they would submit the request to KSC, the next day I got an email that I got the tickets and in December I would get a confirmation number to pick up my tickets with.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:05 PM   #429
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Has anyone tried this who lives in FL? I emailed three different offices and got only one response. Which was this:

Unfortunately, you have been misinformed. The KSC tours and facilities that are open to the public are run by a private company. We have no way to obtain free tickets to tour. We occasionally are invited as an office to tour for a specific reason, such as the first launch of a new rocket or the last launch of the shuttle, but those are few and far between and they are very restrictive with the number of people allowed. I am sorry we are unable to help you with your request, but this is a tour worth paying for, believe me!

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/visit-us.aspx



My email was something like this :

We were told that if we contacted or representative, we may possibly be able to receive complimentary tickets to the Kennedy space center. If this is something that is possible, please contact me at___. Thank you.

Guessing it is since we live in FL?
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Has anyone tried this who lives in FL? I emailed three different offices and got only one response. Which was this:

Unfortunately, you have been misinformed. The KSC tours and facilities that are open to the public are run by a private company. We have no way to obtain free tickets to tour. We occasionally are invited as an office to tour for a specific reason, such as the first launch of a new rocket or the last launch of the shuttle, but those are few and far between and they are very restrictive with the number of people allowed. I am sorry we are unable to help you with your request, but this is a tour worth paying for, believe me!

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/visit-us.aspx



My email was something like this :

We were told that if we contacted or representative, we may possibly be able to receive complimentary tickets to the Kennedy space center. If this is something that is possible, please contact me at___. Thank you.

Guessing it is since we live in FL?
Pst #425 above has the contact person's name to give your rep's office so you sound like you know what you are talking about. It shouldn't matter that you live in FL or not.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:26 PM   #431
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Has anyone had luck getting complimentary tickets in 2013? My congressmans office says they stopped this after December 2012.
My congressional office is telling me to expect tickets for my requested date in February 2013. There was no mention of an end date.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #432
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Pst #425 above has the contact person's name to give your rep's office so you sound like you know what you are talking about. It shouldn't matter that you live in FL or not.
I can't see the post numbers on my iPad mind reposting the link puh-lease!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #433
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Has anyone tried this who lives in FL? I emailed three different offices and got only one response. Which was this:

Unfortunately, you have been misinformed. The KSC tours and facilities that are open to the public are run by a private company. We have no way to obtain free tickets to tour. We occasionally are invited as an office to tour for a specific reason, such as the first launch of a new rocket or the last launch of the shuttle, but those are few and far between and they are very restrictive with the number of people allowed. I am sorry we are unable to help you with your request, but this is a tour worth paying for, believe me!

http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/visit-us.aspx



My email was something like this :

We were told that if we contacted or representative, we may possibly be able to receive complimentary tickets to the Kennedy space center. If this is something that is possible, please contact me at___. Thank you.

Guessing it is since we live in FL?
Here you go, it was only up 6 or 7 posts.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #434
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Thank you - I emailed them back and they said he's retiring in January and to ask the new congressman. Well that makes more sense instead of "we're not getting any for 2013" Maybe I'll try my senator in the meantime. (we're going in Jan) Anyone try their senators office?
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Here you go, it was only up 6 or 7 posts.
Thanks! Not sure why I can't see post numbers??? Weird! But thanks so much!!!!
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