buying sm. Mars Globes

From: (Ken Edgett)
Subject: buying sm. Mars Globes
Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 09:11:20 -0700 (MST)

Dear Mars Educators,

Often, people ask where they can get Mars Globes.  As you
know, the really nice 12-inch globes cost about $90.

There is a small, 5-inch option.  The smaller globe is
essentially the same as the big one (and so "cute"). The only
thing wrong with it is that they printed the dates of the
two Viking landings--- and got 'em wrong.  Otherwise, the
little globes are a STEAL at about $15 each.

I have occassionally been able to find these at the "nature store"
in the shopping malls--- but they usually come in a boxed set
with the Earth and Moon (all are 5-inches-- not to scale).
The set is nice for about $35-$45.

But I have also found one store that is willing to break open
the boxes and sell the little globes as individuals.  It's the
"SpaceTrader" store at NASA Johnson Space Center.  Every time I
go there, I buy every small Mars globe they have, and bring
them back to Phoenix for people here.

However-- you might want to try to get one of these yourself,
but might not be planning a trip to Houston anytime soon....

last night I noticed on the shopping bag from that store
that they have a web site.  You can order a catalog through
this site...

Besides the Mars globes, they have a zillion other great space
things, from patches to videos to "young astronaut kits".

Ken Edgett
Arizona Mars K-12