2-View Frame Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Presentation

$79.95
2-View Frame Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Presentation 2-View Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Frame, offers views of each side of the Space Shuttle Thermal Tile and even has a stand, to recline the frame if desired. Tile size: 1.75" x 1.75"   Frame size: 4.25"...
$79.95

2-View Frame Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Presentation

2-View Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Frame, offers views of each side of the Space Shuttle Thermal Tile and even has a stand, to recline the frame if desired.

  • Tile size: 1.75" x 1.75"  

  • Frame size: 4.25" x 3.5"

  • Only 1,000 Produced.

  • Easel Stand - can be reclined or stand vertical.

  • Includes a Statement of Authenticity PVC 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.

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

Framing: This exquisite frame includes a large, 1.75" x 1.75" inch thermal tile section. It also 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.

History of the Tile Material:

In October 1978, D.G. Noble was assigned as Chief of U.S. Air Force Quality Assurance

on all NASA contracts at Lockheed Missile and Space Systems in Sunnyvale, California. The main NASA contract at that time was for the production of Space Shuttle tile for the first Space Shuttle to fly in space, Columbia. At that time, Space Shuttle tile was being thrown into a large discard receptacle. There were no strict policies in effect at that time, precluding removal of anything from these receptacles. Noble's interest in the discarded tile was as an insulating material for a fireplace, so he removed enough material to accomplish this purpose. A few years later, a NASA representative came to Noble's home to discuss when and how he obtained the discarded Space Shuttle tile. NASA concluded that Noble had obtained the tile legally which could also be sold commercially.This was reaffirmed in a letter from the Inspector General for NASA to Michael Noble in June 22, 1994 letter from George T. Lenehan, Chief Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel, for Ames Research Center, NASA. The Space Store legally purchased Mr. Noble's entire thermal tile material stock in July, 2009.

The Space Store ships packages every business day. We ship worldwide and use US Postal and UPS. We pass on our discounted US Postal and UPS rates to you. We further have set the International US Postal Rates 20% below that rate, to help with shipping costs. All International shipments may have customs, duties or taxes added, to your order. The recipient of the package is responsible for these costs. Please contact your local customs or Postal Authorities, to know what these fees may be. Some of our products are shipped directly from the supplier to our customers. Depending on the location of the particular supplier, the shipment may take up to ten days. For 'oversized packages' and custom models, ACTUAL SHIPPING charges will apply and NOT what the shopping cart shows for shipping. The cart cannot compute over-sized packages. You will be notified what the shipping options and pricing will be.

CUSTOMS / DUTIES / TAXES
International orders likely will have customs, duties and / or taxes imposed on your shipment, before receiving your package. All of these costs are the customers responsibility. We are required to fill out the forms when we ship your package. We ALWAYS lower the price, near or cost, as to help reduce what may be imposed and charged to our customers.

RETURNS:
Returns are accepted and given full refunds, if the item is returned in the original condition received. Refunds are then authorized and made to the method of payment that was made. Special Orders, such as the Replica Apollo Suit cannot be cancelled, once ordered. Art Prints, Astronaut Suits and Models once shipped, cannot be cancelled. If returned, there is a 15% restocking fee. All orders older than 30 days that are returned for any reason, are also charged a 10% restocking fee.

2-View Frame Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Presentation
You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered