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Best NASA Gift Ideas for Dad – 27 Ideas for 2022

There’s nothing quite like nights with a beautiful clear sky full of stars to get a person full of wonder as well as give them inspiration. These feelings probably reached a fever pitch when NASA helped Neil Armstrong take his first step on the moon as well as have likely intensified even further during the recent successful missions of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin.

Whether your dad is a self-proclaimed fan of America’s beloved space agency, or just space-related items in general, here are twenty-seven remarkable gifts that can be given to him that are truly among the best in the universe:

 

1) Men’s NASA Sneakers

When the word NASA is mentioned, most people would probably start picturing scientists wearing glasses as well as lab coats, who are overly serious and formal. Have him rock these polyester canvas gray and white high-top sneakers to show that liking intellectual pursuits can also be as cool as anything else.

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2) NASA Mission Control Computer Chip

This is a microchip from Modular Computer Systems or MODCOMP, which NASA used during the 70s and 80s for the telemetry control of various projects, including the Voyager and Space Shuttle missions. There is nothing like collecting this remarkable piece of history, which will make you admire how people in the past were able to achieve so much with less.

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3) NASA Dad T-Shirt

Great things don’t always have to be complicated, and the same can be said about this cotton shirt, where the NASA logo is playfully modified to spell out the word “DAD”. You can also get your shirt up to XXXL sizes to help make sure that your gift will be a perfect fit.

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4) 6-Options of NASA Socks

When you come and slip these socks on, it would feel so smooth and light that it may even seem weightless. These socks also come with three designs that are available in black and white colors for each, so you would have a total of six options to choose from.

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5) NASA Baseball Cap

There is probably nothing that says NASA is in your mind as much as when you are visually showing the agency’s logo on your head. This cap comes in both black and white, as well as features a medium to low profile, curved bill, and strap with buckle fastener.

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6) NASA Key Ring

This is an exquisite key ring which has the NASA “meatball” insignia engraved on both sides of its rotating middle disc through the use of lasers. Never forget where your keys are ever again, with this truly memorable gift item which any collector would be proud to carry around.

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7) NASA 3D Printed Ornament

Aside from the famous NASA “meatball” insignia which came before it, the agency is also known for this logo variation which has been playfully dubbed the “worm”. This item is made from PLA plastic through 3D printing technology and can be used as a freestanding decoration on the table as well as mounted on walls.

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8) A Piece of Space

When talking about novelty gifts, this piece of a shooting star or meteorite that fell 5,000 years ago in Campo del Cielo in Argentina could be one of the items that could compete for the top spot. It also comes with a certificate of authentication that can be customized with your name.

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9) NASA Space Logo Fleece Throw Blanket

This fleece throw blanket can be draped perfectly over a chair, as well as your other furniture, and features the NASA meatball insignia in its white, blue, and red colors, set against a star-filled black night sky. Keeping warm has never felt or looked this good for any NASA fan.

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10) NASA Logo Hoodie

Your pullover hoodie comes in three color variations ranging from light gray to black, as well as five sizes that reach up to XXL. Made with a cotton and polyester blend, it is machine washable as well as features a twill tape neckline, along with the easily recognizable NASA meatball logo in front.

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11) NASA Logo Backpack

Help him achieve a neater and more compact look when it comes to carrying his things using this rolltop backpack which is officially licensed by NASA. Made from durable polyester and strategically padded in all the right places to ensure comfort, he will be one happy camper when he uses this.

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12) Space Playing Cards

What else can make a set of quality playing cards better for a NASA fan than having photos printed on the card faces that come from the archives of the agency? Play your favorite card games while being treated to various pictures that include planets, stars as well as nebulae.

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13) NASA Smartwatch Band

This NASA smartwatch band is patterned after the Launch Entry Suit (LES) and Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES), which are known as the “pumpkin suits” that come in “International Orange”. The color is used for purposes of high visibility of the personnel across various landscapes, with the suit being used during space shuttle ascents.

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14) FISHER Space Pen

Give him the ability to write anywhere, even in zero gravity, with the Fisher Space Pen. This will write under almost any condition as its pressurized cartridges also allow it to function at uncommon angles such as upside down, across a wide range of temperatures, underwater, as well as on greasy surfaces.

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15) Star Projector Night Light

You get both a beautiful decoration with an astronaut figure looking up, as well as the unique experience of seeing eight possible nebula effects with this gift. It features a remote control for adjusting your projections, which include timer settings and rotation speed, among others.

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16) Spaceman USB Lamp

This LED lamp from Soondar is shaped in the form of a floating astronaut with his arms outstretched and has it lighting up when you raise the helmet visor. Aside from being able to directly power it with your USB, it also has a flexible gooseneck that makes it convenient to use with your laptop.

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17) Spaceman Multipurpose Holder

This holder made from resin has the figure of an astronaut on tiptoes, and his back serving as the repository for some of your flatter items like tablet or smartphone. You can now enjoy watching your favorite videos on your phone, including instructional ones on how to cook where you need to be hands-free.

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18) “I Need my Space” Insulated Tumbler

This double wall insulated tumbler from Tervis deserves to be praised for its convenient features, as well as its smart use of puns. Aside from the tumbler’s impact resistance and being BPA-free, its cover also has a contoured lip, a sliding cover, as well as an opening that would fit Tervis straws.

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19) Personal NASA Necklace

Have your very own 925 sterling silver necklace with the NASA meatball insignia embossed on the pendant to show how passion and style can meet. Since this is also handmade, you will also be sure that the minor variations from one item to another would ensure that your piece is truly one of a kind.

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20) NASA Apollo Mission Poster

There is probably nothing that spells dedication to everything about NASA than to have this reproduction of Saturn V plans and specifications posted in your room. With this artistic reproduction of official NASA paperwork during the 60s and 70s, observers can now have a glimpse of the thinking of great minds who were in the agency before.

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21) NASA Gold Coin

This is the dream for someone who has interests in collecting coins, gold, as well as NASA memorabilia. The 2021 Hubble Telescope Uncirculated Minted Golden Dollar Coin features the profile of the Statue of Liberty on one side, and the Hubble Telescope in orbit on the other.

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22) Clear NASA Shot Glass

This clear shot glass is official merchandise from the JSC Gift Shop of the NASA Exchange at Johnson Space Center and has the agency’s logo etched on it. You and your fellow NASA enthusiasts can now enjoy your round of drinks in style using this simple but beautiful item.

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23) NASA Embossed Journal

When you want to be able to carry around and show your admiration for NASA, then this journal is a great option for you. You can enjoy this authentic gift from the JSC Gift Shop of the NASA Exchange at Johnson Space Center that has the NASA “meatball” logo embossed on its cover, as well as comes in black, red, and blue.

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24) NASA Power Bank

Having your own portable charger would be convenient during these present times where we always have devices around us such as our smartphones and computers. This item comes in red, silver, as well as green colors, and also comes from the NASA Exchange at Johnson Space Center.

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25) NASA Calendar

Keep track of what day it is in 2022, which also contains historic launch dates, as well as the complete collection of pictures for all Human Space Flight Mission Patches.

This will help you to not only make your schedules, but also provide a source of inspiration with the various beautiful photos and facts it contains.

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26) Men’s Puffer Vest

Achieve just the right level of warmth and coolness with any of your outfit ensembles during spring or fall with this puffer vest. This is yet another quality item from the NASA Exchange at Johnson Space Center (JSC), that serves as the lead NASA center for human spaceflight as well as the International Space Station.

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27) Astronaut Tie

This tie comes in black as well as navy blue colors, with astronauts in various angles floating around its front portion or envelope. The intricacy of the design is something which any owner would appreciate, and because of its understated presentation would not automatically draw unwanted attention to the item from other people.

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