NASA Unveils New Batch Of Space Shuttle Program Artifacts

The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to receive a piece of spaceflight history.

NASA Unveils New Batch Of Space Shuttle Program Artifacts

 
 
NASA Unveils New Batch Of Space Shuttle Program Artifacts
 
 
WASHINGTON -- The final space shuttle landing July 21 opened new prospects for eligible education institutions, museums and other organizations to receive a piece of spaceflight history. On Monday, Aug. 15, the eighth batch of artifacts from NASA's space programs will be available on a website that the agency and the General Services Administration (GSA) developed.

The artifacts are not only from the shuttle era, but also from the Apollo, Mercury, Hubble Space Telescope programs. The approximately 2,000 items include:
-- the Scott Carpenter Space Analog Station, an underwater habitat that was used to demonstrate space life support system ideas for use on space stations
-- shuttle heat shield tiles used to test problems experienced during missions
-- parts of Apollo and shuttle era spacesuits, including hard upper torso garments to protect astronauts from extreme temperatures

To view and request space artifacts, visit:

http://gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm  

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