NASA offers 7,000 Space Shuttle Heat Shield Tiles to Schools and Universities

By on Dec 2, 2010 in Astronomy, Science, United States, World Comments

In line with the upcoming retirement of the Space Shuttle Program, NASA now offers 7,000 space shuttle heat shield tiles to eligible schools and universities that are available on a first-come first-serve basis.

As published at NASA’s official website on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, schools and universities that are eligible enough can now apply for the said program for $23.40 as handling and shipping fee, which is one program per institution, as long as the supply lasts.

Payment, on the other hand, should be made to the shipping agent with a credit card through a web link in the email sent to the educational institution.

By doing this, NASA said that the history of the program will be preserved and can also inspire future scientists and space explorers.

Once an institution will be approved, it will be authorized to view the potential artifacts of NASA and may request for desired items.

Interest parties are being invited to visit GSAXCESS.gov and click on the tile icon to log on to the page requested.

Then, a login username and password can be obtained once the user will register on the provided link.

Further information about the program is also available on the said website.



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