Article No.: 3341
Space Shuttle Columbia FLOWN insulation material
The Space Shuttle was the first reusable spaceship in the world. A total of six Space Shuttles were built: Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour.
Two Space Shuttles were lost in flight: Challenger (STS-51L) and Columbia (STS-107).
About 1'' triangle swatch of insulation material mounted on an 8x10 presentation with COA on the backside.
Space Shuttle Columbia was the world's first reusable spacecraft. It could take up to 8 astronauts into orbit to conduct experiments and launch + repair satellites. Four more space-rated orbiters were built: Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour. On April 12, 1981, astronauts John Young and Bob Crippen launched Space Shuttle Columbia from Kennedy Space Center, Launch Complex 39A. The mission goal was a safe ascend to orbit and a safe return to Earth for the orbiter and the crew. The Shuttle landed on April 14 at Edwards Airforce Base in California.
The source of this piece of the blanket is a scrapped part of the Shuttle by NASA. NOT from the ill-fated mission STS-107!
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