Space Shuttle STS-80 Columbia Flown Insulation Blanket
Genuine segment of STS-80 Space Shuttle Columbia flown thermal protection blanket attached to a mission photograph.
This space flown presentation depicts the Space Shuttle Columbia sitting ready on the launch pad. STS-80 was a Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Columbia. The launch was originally scheduled for 31 October 1996 but was delayed to 19 November for several reasons. Likewise, the landing, which was originally scheduled for 5 December, was pushed back to 7 December after bad weather prevented landing for two days. The mission was the longest Shuttle mission ever flown at 17 days, 15 hours, and 53 minutes. Although two spacewalks were planned for the mission, they were both canceled after problems with the airlock hatch prevented astronauts Tom Jones and Tammy Jernigan from exiting the orbiter.
- Genuine segment of STS-80 Columbia thermal insulation blanket
- Attached to a 10" x 8" STS-80 launchpad photograph
- Includes certificate of authenticity with holographic logo and company stamp
- Comes sealed in a clear protective 8" x 10" toploader
The space flown material was officially scrapped by NASA after use and was verified with an official parts removal tag that reads "TCS-2-22-2364 / V073-360257-001 / GR 3832 (V10686)".
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