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Four pieces of genuine NASA space program material from the Orbiter Atlantis encased in a hard acrylic protective case that can be opened.
These materials include foam insulation, kevlar fabric, kapton foil, and beta cloth fabrics from the shuttle payload bay itself.
100% Legal to own with proof on file; see “Legal Status Note” below for details.
Genuine relics from the Space Shuttle program are at historic levels of collectibility now that there will never be any more materials produced.If you are a space memorabilia collector, buy this now since the price will only continue to rise as pieces become more scarce.
These samples were part of the cargo bay and were exposed directly to space! This is as close as you may ever come to space unless you're an astronaut or a Virgin Galactic customer!This is actual, flown shuttle material, not some novelty that was
carried on board simply to claim that it was "flown" such as seeds or stamps, but those are cool too. The shuttle program was
scheduled to be terminated in 2010 but has been extended into 2011, so these genuine artifacts
are becoming quite rare. Own a piece of
American history that will truly become a family heirloom. Sorry, I do
not have any Apollo, Mercury or similar vintage pieces at this time.
- Inexpensive way to create or add to your space memorabilia collection.
- Display consists of 4 pieces that are approximately 1/4" each, much larger than similar space artifact samples found on collector websites (theirs are also much more expensive).
- Comes in an acrylic hard protective case with a color card for an exciting display, case measures 4-inches x 2.75-inches.
- Photos are
representative of the item you will receive but each varies somewhat.
For example, some fabric may have stitching, seams, pieces may be cut differently, or
there may be serial numbers or printing on some pieces. Insulation and
foil are generally identical.
STATUS NOTE: This is a legal to own shuttle relic. It is NOT from a
destroyed shuttle and was decommissioned as obsolete by NASA officials
pursuant to their official procedures and I retain the original
documentation from NASA as proof. You will receive a copy of this documentation with your purchase. Many of these samples are from the same larger original piece and may share serial or identification numbers.
About the US Space Shuttle program:
The United States has built and flown
six space shuttles, or “Orbital Vehicles” designated as such:
Enterprise OV-101 (never flown in space, for testing only), Columbia
OV-102, Challenger OV-099, Discovery OV-103, Atlantis OV-104, Endeavour
OV-103. The Challenger was destroyed in an accident upon launch in
1986 and the Columbia was destroyed upon re-entry in 2003. The former
Soviet Union also tested their own version of the space shuttle called
“Buran” which was only flown once in an unmanned remote controlled test
flight. The Soviet shuttle was destroyed in 2002 when it’s hangar
collapsed due to a lack of maintenance. The entire US Space Shuttle fleet
will be removed from service beginning in 2008 and completed by 2010
with the Orion vehicle
ushered in as its replacement (it's name inspired by the Stanley Kubrick film 2001 A Space Odyssey. The Orion is arguably a less "exciting"
vehicle in terms of appearance, reverting back to a capsule-style
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