Exclusive Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile
Exclusive Limited Edition Columbia Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Presentation FrameLimited Edition, Numbered from 1 to 1981
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.
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 2 inch thermal tile section in the center, which is shadowboxed. It includes two enamel pins, STS-1 and STS-107, which represent the first Columbia Mission, as well as the final tragic Columbia Mission, STS-107. 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. Custom Frame is 8.125 x 7 inches The tile material is a 1.75 x 2 inch section Includes an inscribed information plaque Includes a Statement of Authenticity Card Includes both wall mounting hardware and an easel back board for desktop display! Note: Tile material is brittle and has a chalky film. This film can get on your hands and irritate the skin if handled directly.