48 years ago today, two humans landed on the moon for the very first time. The Astronauts in questions have inspired many generations of people to walk in their footsteps, and I’m sure I’m not the first to admit that I’ve dreamt of being an Astronaut in my time.
So here are some out of this world items, specially for the budding Astronauts out there. Which gift is your favourite? What would you want if you were an Astronaut in training?
What’s the first step to becoming an Astronaut? Looking the part – and nothing says NASA more than an Astronaut riding a unicorn through a rainbow in space right? Scientific AND Stylish. Plus, Anna Kendrick wore this same shirt in Mr Right, and she’s basically an astronaut. £18.67 – Redbubble.
Space Punk Patch
If you’re the Astronaut with an attitude, then you need one of these Space Punk patches. NASA’s logo just doesn’t cut it when you’re THIS badass. Show your team that you don’t follow the rules – you make the rules – and not even NASA can tell you what to do. £3.98 – Major Crime Division.
Rocket and Spaceman Pins
Still in need of a little more Astronaut style? Add this brooch to your space suit. Depicting a little spaceman with his own personal rocket, this collar pin is too cute not to own. £8.52 – Etsy.
Rockets of the World Poster
Want to brush up on your rocket knowledge? Estoica have you covered with their Rockets of the world print. It showcases 52 of the most iconic rockets out there, each rocket ordered according to size – impressive AND educational. £23.78 – Estoica.
NASA Heat Changing Mug
What about your constellations? Well if you’re in need of impressing but aren’t quite as familiar with them as you thought, this NASA mug goes from a regulation cup to a treasure trove of constellation information just by adding warm water. £9.99 – Truffle Shuffle.
How about the Moon? Want to get acquainted with it before you land on the thing? This lamp is an exact replica of the orb we see in the night sky, making it perfect for an Astronaut in training. The sphere is 25cm in diameter so it’s a little smaller than the moon we’re used to, but it’s just as bright. £77.06 – Pulsar Moon.
Carl Sagan Print
If you’re in need of a little space inspiration, no one’s more qualified than astronomer Carl Sagan who is full of wise word’s when it comes to everything extra-terrestrial. One of my favourite quotes of his is ‘For small creatures such as we the vastness is only bearable through love’. £9.56 – Etsy.
Worried about leaving your plants on earth while you explore the universe? Well you need one of these Rocket Planters. That way it’s kind of like they’re out in space with you, only not, because they’re actually at home in a ceramic vase shaped like a crashed rocket. But it looks super cool, especially if you add the right plant. £14.99 – Firebox.
NASA Travel Prints
You could always get some posters to keep your plants company. Depicting the likes of Mars, Venus, Jupiter, and Europa, you can explore the earth from the comfort of your own sofa. If they’re good enough for NASA – they’re supposedly hanging in the Johnson Space Centre – then they’re good enough for you. £7.99 – WizBitArt.
Onto the most important thing in an Astronauts life, alcohol – obviously – and what’s better than a gin literally made from moon rock. Take the staple ingredients of gin, throw in a little space dust, then launch the lot into space at an altitude of 24km and viola. This gin isn’t just made from space, it was made IN space. £34.99 – Firebox.
Space Ice Cream
And what about food? If you’re a fan of ice cream then you’re in luck because there’s an abundance of the stuff in space, and now you can try some yourself at Firebox. Do you prefer Mint Choc Chip or Neapolitan? There are even ice cream sandwiches for the adventurous among you. £5.99 – Firebox.
Eggstronaut Egg Cup
For the Astronaut who likes to cook for himself, an adorable egg cup with added rocket stencils so that you can dip your toast into the head of an Astronaut. Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. £4.99 – IWOOT.
Everyone needs to shower, even Astronauts, and if they were to choose their own products, I’m pretty sure they’d go for this Space Junk by Lynndiez Fizziez. Made up of fictional comet dust, planet chunks, and burnt out stars, it’s perfect for a post space expedition bath. £7.97 – Lynndiez Fizziez.
Star Dust Space Pendant
What if you never make it to space? Well, that’s ok – not everyone has what it takes to be an Astronaut. It doesn’t mean you can’t own a bit of space. From the depths of Argentina, this vial of space dust comes from the Campo del Cielo meteorite. Yes, it looks like something that might come out of your vacuum, but it’s alien rocks guys. ALIEN ROCKS! £29.99 – Moon Unto Mars.