Makes a truly unique and thoughtful gift!
100% Legal to own with proof on file; see âeoeLegal Status Noteâe below for details.
You are bidding on an genuine piece of flown material from the space shuttle with accompanying documentation of decommissioning. This is an actual part that was used on the shuttle itself, not just something unrelated that was carried onboard simply to say it was flown. The shuttle is scheduled to be removed from service in 2010 so these genuine artifacts are very hard to come by and soon will be almost impossible to buy, especially anyw near the price I am offering. Own a piece of American history that will truly become a family heirloom. I have several types of shuttle materials so please check my store for all available options. Generally these materials include fabrics, insulation, and protective foil from the shuttle itself. Sorry, I do not have any Apollo, Mercury or similar vintage pieces at this time.
This auction is for a piece of Insulating Foam material , see my store for other Shuttle items!
Artifact size is approximately 1-inch x 1-inch, MUCH larger than similar space artifact samples found on collector sites. Inexpensive way to begin or add to your space memorabilia collection. Comes in an acrylic hard protective case with a color card for an exciting display. The card in the photo says âeoeSpace Shuttleâe but yours will have the name of the specific shuttle the material came from and a brief description of the piece itself. Case can be opened by removing a single screw, though careful handling is recommended as some materials can be fragile or easily damaged. Photos are representative of the piece you will receive but each varies somewhat. For example, some fabric may have stitching, seams, metal snaps, or t may be serial numbers or printing on some pieces. Insulation and foil are generally identical. I will attempt to honor your specific request if you let me know what youâe(tm)d like.
LEGAL STATUS NOTE: This is a legal to own shuttle relic. It is NOT from a destroyed shuttle and was decommissioned as obsolete by NASA officials pursuant to their official procedures and I retain the original documentation from NASA as proof. For your own assurance, every buyer will receive a copy of the decommissioning report.
The United States has built and flownsix space shuttles, or âeoeOrbital Vehiclesâe designated as such:Enterprise OV-101 (never flown in space, for testing only), Columbia OV-102, Challenger OV-099, Discovery OV-103, Atlantis OV-104, Endeavour OV-103. The Challenger was destroyed in an accident upon launch in 1986 and the Columbia was destroyed upon re-entry in 2003. The former Soviet Union also tested their own version of the space shuttle called âeoeBuranâe which was only flown once in an unmanned remote controlled test flight. The Soviet shuttle was destroyed in 2002 when itâe(tm)s hangar collapsed due to a lack of maintenance. The entire US Space Shuttle fleet will be removed from service beginning in 2008 and completed by 2010 with the Orion vehicle usd in as its replacement (it's name inspired by the Stanley Kubrick film 2001 A Space Odyssey . The Orion is arguably a less "exciting" vehicle in terms of appearance, reverting back to a capsule-style module rather than the current Space Shuttle's more elegant wing and fuselage design.
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