Space Shuttle Challenger Acrylic with Flown Artifact
Item #: Acrylic-Challenger
Space Shuttle Challenger Acrylic with Flown Artifact These are the first official Space Shuttle custom-designed and professionally produced acrylics : Made out of the most advanced acrylic available on the market today - Plexid 55 - these are ultraclear with no discoloration over time. 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! This acrylic contains a flown piece of flown AFRSI (Advanced Flexible Reusable surface insulation blanket) on STS-41 G and removed after the flight. (NOT from the ill-fated flight STS-51-L, but removed before). Any items from the Space Shuttle Challenger are incredibly rare as they were all secured after the explosion of the orbiter and little was released before such as this blanket. The AFRSI blanket is used instead of heatshield tiles as it is more flexible as the name says. A flown larger piece of Challenger has sold at over $8000 in a LunarLegacies auction last year. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and copies of the original NASA papers.