Later this year, after more than thirty years, NASA will retire the space shuttle program. Even though NASA is discontinuing the shuttle program, parts of the program can continue on in your school, library, or museum. NASA is distributing parts of shuttles and other space equipment to qualifying educational organizations. Included in the list of parts is more than 7,000 tiles from shuttle heat shields. Click here to find out how your school can acquire a piece of NASA history.
Applications for Education
Having a space shuttle heat shield tile or another piece of space shuttle equipment could be a neat way to spark students' imaginations and lead to inquiry-based questions.