I love it when a plan comes together. When Space Kids sent us some gear to try out, I knew this wouldn’t be an ordinary feature.
I had a vision to shoot the boys in their astro kit at the Science Museum and it so happened the day we went was also the last weekend of the museum’s stunning Cosmonauts exhibition.
Cosmonauts told the story of the first brave souls to launch themselves from earth into outer space, on a journey of discovery that literally changed human destiny.
The show featured touching letters and journal entries from Russian astronauts, real Russian spacecraft, pioneer space dog models and other memorabilia.
It was truly out of this world.
The babes were turning plenty of heads in their astronaut suits.
Visitors gave them high fives or even snapped them as they strolled (and Moonwalked) around, and at least three kids ran up to ask where we’d bought their kit.
One man told them ‘You guys are the best thing I’ve seen all day, including the exhibition!’ Later adding, ‘I want a suit for myself!’
I have to say, these astronaut outfits are topnotch. Each suit features high quality stitching, chest and waist harness buckles, padded neck collar ring and a matching baseball cap. They’re easy to zip in and out of and apparently comfy to wear (the boys wore their suits over their regular clothes). They’d make fantastic gifts for birthdays or costume parties — and yes, they do adult sizes! I’m sure you’ll agree the babes were looking stellar.
Jed’s wearing the classic Space Kids white NASA Shuttle pilot spacesuit, embroidered with NASA emblem, along with logo cap or lightweight NASA Astronaut Helmet. Beside him is a portrait of Yuri Korolev, Chief Designer of the Soviet Space Programme.
Ezra rocks the orange Space Kids NASA spacesuit and the Talking Astronaut helmet with mock boom mic, built-in sound clips and a visor that flips back at the touch of a button.
I remember going to the NASA Space Centre years ago, while visiting family in Houston. I was very young, but I still recall how gigantic the rockets looked and how chilled it was inside, a relief from the scorching Texan heat. I would love to make a return trip with my kids… I guess our epic day out with the Cosmonauts was the next best thing.
About Space Kids
Space Kids are one of the UK’s top retailers for space and adventure based toys and dressing up. They also have a brilliant website, packed with insider stats about astronauts, space exploration and more for kids ages 4 to 12. You can discover everything from the kind of skills it takes to become a spaceman, to what a man on the moon eats for dinner (hint: it ain’t cheese).
Jed has been learning all about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing in Year 2, so he’s looking forward to wearing his NASA suit for show and tell. To infinity and beyond…
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Watch: The Babes Taste Real Astronaut Food!
Space Kids sent us packets of astronaut food including freeze dried apple and mango slices, and a surprisingly delicious ice cream sandwich that really does melt in your mouth. Robert from Space Kids told us it was “a genuine NASA spin-off technology developed for the Apollo moon missions in the 1960s so it’s the real thing – exactly what real astronauts eat!” Watch the video to see the boys trying it out!
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