Try emailing all pertinent information to "Brick" Price. Please include dates, type of suit, quantity, location, etc. so that we can best serve your needs. We do not have a dedicated receptionist and we are often either busy working or on location. WonderWorks has adopted a 4 ten hour day schedule with Friday being a normally closed day. There is usually someone at the front desk from 9-5 Mon.-Fri. Personnel are usually at the facility from 7am to 7pm if there is an emergency. Either the receptionist or service can “punch you through” at any time in a crisis. However, paperwork to speed things along can best be handled via e-mail on off-hours or Friday through Sunday.
Our "Commercial Suit" is a suit configured specifically for commercials/ film or walkaround and is by far our most popular rental piece. This suit is very comfortable and photographs extremely well, if lit properly, as you can see on our web site. The suit is light weight and comfortable at approximately 25-30 pounds and is often worn by company CEOs for presentations or for parties as well as media events. We also have 30 other suits including "modern" Shuttle EMU/EVA, Shuttle LOL/ACES, Mercury, Fantasy, IVA Apollo A7L, Russian Partial Pressure, Hazmat, 50's Modern, etc. See all of our rental suits by CLICKING HERE.
RENTAL PERIOD/ EXTRA COST:
The rental is for a minimum of one week. We do allow a day leeway for shipping if there are no other rentals scheduled immediately after yours. Unlike other suits, ours do not require an expensive technician on set, nor a cooling system to wear underneath, as they have been designed from the ground up for ease of use. Nor do they require special rigging to handle the weight of the suit (A “real” suit can weigh more than 100 pounds). The suit’s design is such that it can be fitted without instruction although photos and written instructions are included with the package and will be on this site.
Part of the need for a minimum of a week rather than by the day is that WonderWorks adheres to the requirement of having our suits sanitized between every use which is a time-consuming and costly procedure. After every use, the suits are treated for bacteria. After a few uses, the suits are completely disassembled and professionally dry-cleaned by a Hollywood company whose specialty is costumes. You needn’t worry about the health and safety of your actors or unpleasant odors.
What patches will you want? NASA has a strict policy against the use of the NASA logo in commercials unless they are for the public good. The flag and generic shuttle should be fine. To be certain, contact NASA directly for approval as we cannot speak on their behalf. For film use, you will need script approval which can take a while. Under no circumstances will we allow the suits to be used for pornography, alcohol ads, smoking ads or anything that might tarnish the image of the astronauts. This is a WonderWorks decision and not imposed upon us by NASA. WonderWorks cannot be responsible to changes in NASA policy. We can create custom patches on request.
The largest person we've had in one is 6 feet and the shortest 5'5". The caveat here is that people vary a lot. I have the upper torso of a six foot man but I have short legs and stand only 5'8". A thinner person will work better if tall and a heavier person if short. it's easier to make a person of average height (5’8 – 5’11”) look right.
The Commercial A7L suit normally comes with a smoked grey faceplate as shown in the accompanying photo. For an additional $50, we can mount a faceplate which is 24k gold plated and highly reflective. This latter face plate is difficult to see through in bright light and nearly impossible to see through under normal lighting situations. In addition, replacement of this piece is very expensive at approximately $750 if lost damaged or scratched beyond normal wear and tear.
A security deposit is required on each suit which will be returned immediately upon safe return of the suit(s) in good condition. These items rent frequently, therefore, if they are not returned within 14 working days of their due date we will apply the deposit to their replacement value and/or lost revenue. After 14 days, we will assume the suit to be lost or stolen.
We will need a “Certificate of Insurance” form/policy listing WonderWorks Inc. as additional insured on your policy in the amount of $8,500 for each suit.
Shipping will usually be by Fed-X except in some countries such as Russia. Under the right set of circumstances (such as long-term rentals), we can charge 50% of the normal weekly rate to allow for those shipping weeks out of the United States so as to allow for customs and shipping delays. Shipping is usually about $175 each way unless rushed which can double the cost. Our suits come in sealed, watertproof and crush proof containers. It usually takes 3-4 days each way including customs via Fed-X except in some former Soviet bloc countries.
$75 per hour portal-to-portal round trip.
Please call for an appointment.
These suits are stored off sight, in sealed shipping containers and within Cargo Containers. They are available for viewing by appointment only during normal working hours.
Cash (in US dollars), Cashier’s Checks, Certified Check, Money Order or Direct Wire Transfer. Nothing leaves without full rental payment, security deposit and insurance certificate. Unfortunately, we do not have Credit Card capability; we are looking into this as a courtesy to some of our clients who have requested it recently.
Our fee for packing and handling is free for orders placed seven working days or more in advance and with all paperwork completed and payment made. $100 for 5-6 days; $100 for 3-4 days and $200 for 2 days or less. Less than 2 days becomes difficult unless hand carried by courier or shipped counter-to-counter via a major airline and paid for by cash, wire transfer or money order.
RUSH ORDERS OVERSEAS:
There is no additional charge with one week notice. Our fee for packing and handling is $50 for orders placed less than seven working days in advance; $75 for six days; $125 for five days and $150 for four days. Less than four days may be impossible for your country unless hand carried by courier or shipped counter-to-counter via a major airline and paid for by cash, wire transfer or money order.
When you receive the invoice form, our requirements are on following pages. Please read thoroughly and initial each page as well as signing where appropriate.
Thank you and I hope this answers most of your questions.
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