Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

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Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby Hotdog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:41 am

There was a Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay over the weekend. It appears to be the real deal, 1980s era Avirex jumpsuit with the movie patch and in good condition. It doesn't look like it sold, so you might be able to contact the seller and still get it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Space-Camp-Flight-Suit-Jumpsuit-Velcro-Bands-Size-36-Avirex-/400532473540?ssPageName=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1123&nma=true&si=FUwnVV%252FDr400DGt2ICwjjLFmy50%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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Re: Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby p51 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:17 pm

If I wasn't going to a large week-long military vehicle convention in two days, I'd have bid on it already. I was going to make an offer once I get back from the evnt if I haven't gone nuts with my spending there.
He isn't 100% sure it was from the movie, but I firmly believe it is.
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Re: Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby SpaceCanada » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:23 pm

It certainly looks like one from the movie. It even has the two strips of Velcro around the arm, where they had different coloured stripes for different teams. I don't know if this is standard for the base flight suit they used or not though. Great find!
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Re: Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby p51 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:08 pm

It's made by Avirex, a company that was huge in the 80s for making aviation-related gear. It's the exact same type of suit that SC was using at that time, you can see that from the one very early SC suit I got when I started collecting SC stuff. First the movie suit then the real one from the same timeframe:
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Re: Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby p51 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:41 pm

Some nabbed it and posted questions on it here, ironically citing this thread in the process: http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum27/HTML/003805.html
I thought long and hard about making an offer but decided to decline.
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Re: Space Camp movie flightsuit on eBay

Postby SpaceCanada » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:00 pm

I thought about it too but it was too big for me and too small for my husband so it would never get worn. Certainly looks legit, as many of them were made/used for extras in the film.
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