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Apollo 12 Flown Heat Shield Artifact
Apollo 13 Flown Parachute Artifact
APOLLO 9 FLOWN IN SPACE HONEYCOMB HEAT SHIELD ARTIFACT
This wonderful presentation houses a piece of Honeycomb Heat shield from the Apollo 9 mission. The image shows a view of the Apollo 9 Lunar Module (LM), “Spider,” in a lunar lading configuration, as photographed from the Command and Service Modules (CSM) on the fifth day of the Apollo 9 Earth-orbital mission.
The landing gear on the “Spider” has been deployed. Inside the “Spider” were astronauts James A. McDivitt, Apollo 9 commander; and Russell L. Schweickart, lunar module pilot. Astronaut David R. Scott, command module pilot, remained at the controls in the Command Module (CM), “Gumdrop,” while the other two astronauts checked out the LM. The Honeycomb Heatshield was sourced from Threehook Aviation.
The Presentation Includes:
Apollo 9, was the third manned mission in the United States Apollo space program and the first flight of the Command/Service Module (CSM) with the Lunar Module (LM).
Its three-person crew, consisting of Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott, and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart, tested several aspects critical to landing on the Moon, including the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers. The mission was the second manned launch of a Saturn V rocket.
After launching on March 3, 1969, the crewmen spent ten days in low Earth orbit. They performed the first manned flight of a LM, the first docking and extraction of a LM, two spacewalks (EVA), and the second docking of two manned spacecraft—two months after the Soviets performed a spacewalk crew transfer between Soyuz 4 and Soyuz 5. Price: $170
|STS-30 ATLANTIS FLOWN INSULATION BLANKET
12”x8” Magellan Probe Presentation
This presentation depicts the STS-30 lifting off from the launch pad. STS-30 was the 29th NASA Space Shuttle mission and the fourth mission for Space Shuttle Atlantis. The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 4 May 1989, and landed four days later. During the mission, Atlantis deployed the Venus-bound Magellanprobe into orbit.
Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Pad B, Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida, at 14:48 EDT on 4 May 1989. The primary payload, the Magellan spacecraft with its attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), was successfully deployed later that day. STS-30 was the first American planetary mission in 11 years.
The launch was originally scheduled for 28 April, the first day of a 31-day launch period when Earth and Venus were properly aligned.
However, the liftoff was scrubbed because of a liquid Hydrogen pump problem.Price: $45
STS-77 ENDEAVOUR FLOWN INSULATION AND THERMAL BLANKET
8”x6” Earth Orbit Presentation
This presentation depicts the Space Shuttle Endeavour rising above the Earth. STS-77was the 77th Space Shuttle mission and the 11th mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
The mission began from launch pad 39B from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 19 May 1996 lasting 10 days and 40 minutes and completing 161 revolutions before landing on runway 33.
NASA‘s flight of shuttle Endeavour was devoted to opening the commercial space frontier.
During the flight the crew performed microgravity research aboard the commercially owned and operated SPACEHAB module.
The mission also deployed and retrieved the Spartan-207/IAE (Inflatable Antenna Experiment) satellite and rendezvoused with a test satellite.
A suite of four technology experiments for Advancing Missions in Space (TEAMS) also flew in the Shuttle’s cargo and wide payload bay. Price: $40
STS-80 COLUMBIA FLOWN INSULATION BLANKET
12”x8” Launch Pad Presentation
This 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.
Columbia carried into orbit two satellites that were released and recaptured after some time alone. The first was the Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer-Shuttle Pallet Satellite II (ORFEUS-SPAS II). The main component of the satellite, the ORFEUS telescope, had two spectrographs, for far and extreme ultraviolet.
Several payloads not relevant to astronomy rounded out the satellite. It performed without problems for its flight, taking 422 observations of almost 150 astronomical bodies, ranging from the moon to extra-galactic stars and a quasar. Being the second flight of ORFEUS it all allowed for more sensitive equipment, providing more than twice the data of its initial run. Price: $45
STS-85 DISCOVERY FLOWN THERMAL INSULATION BLANKET
12”x8” Launch Presentation
This presentation depicts the Space Shuttle Discovery lifting off from the launch pad. STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997.
The deployment and retrieval of a satellite designed to study Earth’s middle atmosphere along with a test of potential International Space Station hardware highlighted NASA’s sixth Shuttle mission of 1997.
The prime payload for the flight, the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometers and Telescopes for the Atmosphere-Shuttle Pallet Satellite-2 (CRISTA-SPAS-2) made its second flight on the Space Shuttle (previous flight STS-66 in 1994)
By the way, this was the fourth mission in a cooperative venture between the German Space Agency (DARA) and the United States space agency NASA. Price: $45
Flown Shuttle Artifacts From All 5 Shuttles
SPACE FLOWN SHUTTLE ARTIFACTS
This wonderful presentation houses real space flown materials from the Space Shuttles Endeavour, Atlantis, Discovery, Columbia and Challenger. The image is a beautiful view of Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station. In the top left foreground is the Russian Soyuz crew capsule and on the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen.
Space Shuttle Challenger: The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS 41-G mission. STS 41-G was the 13th flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle program and the sixth flight of Space Shuttle Challenger. Challenger launched on 5 October 1984, and conducted the second shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center on 13 October. It was the first shuttle mission to carry a crew of seven, including the first crew with two women (Sally Ride and Kathryn Sullivan), the first American EVA involving a woman (Sullivan), and the first Canadian astronaut (Marc Garneau). STS-41-G was the third shuttle mission to carry an IMAX camera on board to document the flight. Film footage from the mission (including Sullivan and David Leestma’s EVA) appeared in the IMAX movie The Dream is Alive. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Endeavour: The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-77 mission. STS-77 was the 77th Space Shuttle mission and the 11th mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission began from launch pad 39B from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 19 May 1996 lasting 10 days and 40 minutes and completing 161 revolutions before landing on runway 33. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Atlantis: The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-86 mission. STS-86 was a Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the Mir space station. This was the last Atlantis mission before it was taken out of service temporarily for maintenance and upgrades, including the glass cockpit. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Discovery:The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-85 mission. STS-85 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission to perform multiple space science packages. It was launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on 7 August 1997. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight.
Space Shuttle Columbia: The attached Insulation Blanket is from the STS-80 mission. 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. The material was removed from the shuttle after its flight. Price: $260
LIFE Magazine Special Edition Print
This is a reproduction of the famous original print of Buzz Aldrin standing on the Moon in 1969
For millions of people who witnessed the Apollo 11 mission, watching on television or following it on the radio as humanity improbably, marvellously, actually walked on the moon, the event perhaps did not feel quite real until, more than two weeks later, LIFE published its definitive account of the epic journey. The reflection of Neil Armstrong (photogtapher) can be seen in Aldrin’s visor. A Great way to remember the first Moon landing
As Armstrong and his fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins reached out for destiny all those years ago, 500 million people around the world watched in awe as the grainy black-and-white television footage beamed back to Earth from the cold surface of the moon — and it seemed then, for America, that anything was possible. In a sense, LIFE magazine shared in that triumph by chronicling it in photos. Here is possibly the best! Reproduced in A4 size and laminated, it’s ready for mounting or desk display.
This reproduction is printed on high quality A4 200 gsm GLOSS photo paper. ALL prints are sized for best fit and have a small white border (approx 1cm), this also ensures you are able to retain all of the print when framing. Purchase a frame and mount it yourself. Picture: NASA/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images (Apollo 11 fact Sheet incl)
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Apollo 11 Print
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