Article No.: M0061
Acrylic containing a FLOWN piece of duct tape from the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Unlike other privately made acrylics these are real blocks, not cheaply glued or screwed together. Each block is in the size of 3''x4'' and about 1'' thick.
Perfect for any office table or even flat down in a cabinet.
In 1972, President Nixon announced that NASA would develop a reusable space shuttle, consisting of an orbiter attached to solid rocket boosters and an external fuel tank, build by Rockwell International. To be reusable, the space shuttle got insulating ceramic tiles that could absorb the heat of re-entry. The first flight of the first space-rated Space Shuttle Columbia was in 1981 with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut John Young and space rookie Robert "Bob" Crippen. In 2003, while re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, the shuttle Columbia (STS-107) broke up 60 kilometers over Texas, instantly killing all seven astronauts.
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This acrylic contains a flown piece of duct tape installed in the orbiter Columbia, flown on STS-5 and removed after the flight.
NOT from the ill-fated flight STS-107, but removed before!
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