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Flown in Space Artifacts
Space Shuttle Flown Artifacts from All 5 Shuttle Orbiters
Space Shuttle Flown Artifacts from all 5 Shuttle Orbiters
This wonderful presentation houses real space flown materials from the Space Shuttles Endeavour, Atlantis, Discovery, Columbia and Challenger. The image is a beautiful view of Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station. In the top left foreground is the Russian Soyuz crew capsule and on the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen.
Pieces of Flown Material from each Mission
Interesting Information Sheet regarding the Space Shuttle Program
Copies of the Original NASA Scrap Tags
Certificate of Authenticity
Printed on original glossy Fuji Crystal Archive Photo Paper (207, 210 gr/m)
Space Shuttle Challenger:
The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS 41-G mission. STS 41-G was the 13th flight of NASA's Space Shuttle program and the sixth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger. Challenger launched on 5 October 1984, and conducted the second shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center on 13 October. It was the first shuttle mission to carry a crew of seven, including the first crew with two women (Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan), the first American EVA involving a woman (Sullivan), and the first Canadian astronaut (Marc Garneau). STS-41-G was the third shuttle mission to carry an IMAX camera on board to document the flight. Film footage from the mission (including Sullivan and David Leestma's EVA) appeared in the IMAX movie The Dream is Alive. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Endeavour:
The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-77 mission. STS-77 was the 77th Space Shuttle mission and the 11th mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission began from launch pad 39B from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 19 May 1996 lasting 10 days and 40 minutes and completing 161 revolutions before landing on runway 33. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Atlantis:
The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-86 mission. STS-86 was a Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Mir space station. This was the last Atlantis mission before it was taken out of service temporarily for maintenance and upgrades, including the glass cockpit. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Discovery:
The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-85 mission. STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Columbia:
The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-80 mission. STS-80 was a Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Columbia. The launch was originally scheduled for 31 October 1996, but was delayed to 19 November for several reasons. Likewise, the landing, which was originally scheduled for 5 December, was pushed back to 7 December after bad weather prevented landing for two days. The mission was the longest Shuttle mission ever flown at 17 days, 15 hours, and 53 minutes. Although two spacewalks were planned for the mission, they were both canceled after problems with the airlock hatch prevented astronauts Tom Jones and Tammy Jernigan from exiting the orbiter. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
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