NASA Offers Space Shuttle Tiles To Schools And Universities

As the Space Shuttle Program nears retirement, NASA is looking for ways to preserve the program's history and inspire the next generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers.

NASA Offers Space Shuttle Tiles To Schools And Universities

 
 
NASA Offers Space Shuttle Tiles To Schools And Universities
 
 
WASHINGTON -- As the Space Shuttle Program nears retirement, NASA is looking for ways to preserve the program's history and inspire the next generation of space explorers, scientists and engineers. Beginning Wednesday, NASA is offering 7,000 shuttle heat shield tiles to schools and universities that want to share technology and a piece of space history with their students.

The lightweight tiles protect the shuttles from extreme temperatures when the orbiters re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. Schools can request a tile at:

http://gsaxcess.gov/NASAWel.htm

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