Space Shuttle Exhibits


Space Shuttle Thermal Tile Sample

A sample of material used for the thermal tiles on Columbia in the 1970s.

 

Payload Bay Liner
Payload Bay Liner

Flown Columbia STS-5 Payload Bay Liner. A 1/2" x 1/2" piece of flown liner is attached to a multi-colored collectible card that is approx. 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". This payload bay liner was flown on STS-5, the first Space Shuttle operational mission. Very small but a genuine part of space history.

 

NASA Flight Suit
NASA Flight Suit

This flight suit was worn by Space Shuttle pilot George D. Zamka.

Columbia Recovery Team Uniform
Columbia Recovery Team Uniform

After the 2003 Columbia disaster, state and inter-state officials forming the "Columbia Recovery Team" could enter private property without challenge to recover debris. Team leaders from these taskforces were issued with white polo shirts embroidered with the flight emblem of STS-107, Columbia's final doomed flight. This is one of those shirts.

 

Rubber Sleeve Coupling
Rubber Sleeve Coupling

Made by Arrowhead Products, this flexible sleeve coupling is for joining two sections of air duct tubing on the Space Shuttle. It is made of two layers of silicone impregnated fiberglass. It bears Rockwell specification number ME276-0024-0013 and serial number 70628-29541-747.

Non-flown surplus part.

Electrical Connector Adapter
Electrical Connector Adapter

Connector adapter and shield termination made by Glenair, Inc. For use on the ends of cables that have a braided wire shield over the insulated electrical wires. Machined aluminum shell with rotating collar. Notched spring (inside gold-colored shell) is gold plated beryllium copper “per MIL-G-45204, Type II, Class I.” Bears Rockwell specification number ME127-0062-1114 on tag. Sealed in original plastic pouch.

Non-flown surplus part.

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