Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Box Set: 1.65 Inch Square Section
Item #: Tile-Square
Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Box Set: 1.65 Inch Square Section Includes a Statement of Authenticity Card The Space Store is the sole owner of the only legally owned Space Shuttle thermal tile material for resale. This is an actual piece of thermal tile material that was made in the late 1970s for the Space Shuttle Columbia, the first shuttle to fly into space. We only have a limited amount of thermal tile material and once they're gone, they're gone forever Material Background: Thermal tiles are made of a 'foam glass' material. Each Space Shuttle contains more than 34,000 separate tiles, each specifically cut for its own location, to protect the Shuttle when reentering the Earth's atmosphere. Note: This tile material is not from the loss of STS-107. It comes from the same lot of material originally installed on Columbia Packaging: Packaging includes a clear plastic box with an authentic piece of Space Shuttle tile material resting on a sky blue foam insert. It also now includes an inscribed plate, which includes information about the Thermal Tile. This is an excellent educational item for students and a must-have for collectors. Product features are presented below. Also see below for more information on how this tile material became commercially available. Supplies are limited.
- Plastic display box is 3 x 3 x 1 inches
- The tile material is a 1.65 inch square
- Includes an inscribed information plaque
- Includes a Statement of Authenticity Card
- Note: Tile material is brittle and has a chalky film. This film can get on your hands and irritate the skin if handled directly.
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