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Old 03-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #46
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YAY...just heard back from congress here in Tampa area and we got them for May29th(Holiday weekend)! 2A1C. Hey thats 100+ more dollars for Disney!! Thank you OP for the great tip
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:51 AM   #47
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Just received an email from our Congressman's office that we have four tickets (2 adults and 2 children) for our visit in August.

The fax that NASA sent to our Congressman, reads, in part:

"...Tickets may be picked up at the KSC Group Sales Office (located at KSC's Visitor Center) any time after 9:00am on the day of the tour. The Center opens at 9:00 am and the bus tours begin running at 9:45am and run every 15 minutes. Tour passes will be held at the Visitor Center and should be picked up as soon as possible, but no later than 2:00pm to ensure that the constituents do not miss the tour. If constituents are unable to attend on scheduled day please contact me to cancel this request. These tickets include:

- Admission to the Main Complex, including all exhibits and shows
- Buss tour which includes the LC-39 Observation Gantry, International Space Station Center and the Apollo Saturn V Center
- Opportunity to see both IMAX Movies
- Visit to the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) which includes the museum of personal artifacts and interactive activity floor simulators
- Tickets valid for two days of admission (must be used within 7 days of first use)"
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #48
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We just received word from our congressman in TX that we have free tickets as well for June 2010. I calcualted for 2 adults & 2 children a value of $216. I'm happy! I requested these about 30 days ago.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:01 PM   #49
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Ok, just emailed my congresswoman, lets hope we get them! Thanks everyone for posting you success stories and the the OP for letting us know about it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:50 PM   #50
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Just came across this thread. Thanks for the info. Don't have time this upcoming cruise, but will definitely keep this in mind for the next time we're in FL.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:15 PM   #51
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Good to know!!

Likewise, we won't have time to take advantage of it this trip, but next time we'll definitely keep it in mind. (Illini_Fan - are you in Illinois? If so, whose district are you in?)

Of course, it will be nice if there's still a manned spaceflight program....
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:59 PM   #52
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Hi, I am also from Alabama, near Ft. Panye. we are heading to Disney Wonder Cruise for Spring Break: week of April 11th, 2010 wanted to get more info on the free tickets from the congressman. thanks Deb
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:57 AM   #53
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My friend hit up her local Congressmen and they said that Space Kennedy doesn't do it any more. We could get tickets for a shuttle launch. Know who we won't be voting for.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:52 PM   #54
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We received our confirmed fax today. Congressman Aderholt (Alabama) came through for us. We received 4 adult tickets (figured it would be cheaper to purchase the kids tickets). I had asked for 7 tickets total between 2 families, but we were told that we could only get 4 which was fine with us. We are going on April 18th at the end of our 3 day Wonder Cruise. Does anyone know if we need to call ahead and schedule the bus tour time? Or can we do this on the day of arrival.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:48 PM   #55
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Likewise, we won't have time to take advantage of it this trip, but next time we'll definitely keep it in mind. (Illini_Fan - are you in Illinois? If so, whose district are you in?)

Of course, it will be nice if there's still a manned spaceflight program....
Down in Texas now, but U of I grad and my son is a sophomore at UIUC.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:49 PM   #56
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We received our confirmed fax today. Congressman Aderholt (Alabama) came through for us. We received 4 adult tickets (figured it would be cheaper to purchase the kids tickets). I had asked for 7 tickets total between 2 families, but we were told that we could only get 4 which was fine with us. We are going on April 18th at the end of our 3 day Wonder Cruise. Does anyone know if we need to call ahead and schedule the bus tour time? Or can we do this on the day of arrival.
I don't know for sure, but from looking at the Space Center website, it seems like the buses run every 15 minutes, so I would assume that reservations are not needed.
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My friend hit up her local Congressmen and they said that Space Kennedy doesn't do it any more. We could get tickets for a shuttle launch. Know who we won't be voting for.
That was my congressman's office initial reply as well. I responded back with some of the details that other people had posted on this thread and after about 3 weeks, we have 4 free tickets.

You might want to politely ask them to contact their NASA liaison as you have information that shows that NASA does provide the passes even when a launch is not planned.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:01 AM   #58
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Giving it a try for our September trip, just emailed Congressman Whittman of Virginia, I will update when I receive a reply
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:31 AM   #59
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I just emailed our rep in Northern KY (included all the details from this board to hopefully save time!). Will let you know what I hear. I was hoping to go for spring break, but sure that won't happen. We are going to Disney in September also, so perhaps that will work out!
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:56 AM   #60
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I went to a teacher workshop at NASA in January and found out certified teachers can get in for free also. Just another option for any teachers out there. I would call to check but I think you need a copy of your certification, your ID and pay stub.

Also, if you're a teacher and you are in the area at a time of a workshop, you can attend those also! Some of the workshops are amazing! The last one I went to we got a tour and got to go inside the Vehicle Assembly Building and really close to the launch pad!
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