Shuttle tile missing, possibly stolen from Kennedy Space Center

- A representative for the Kennedy Space Center said that a thermal tile used in part of the center’s Atlantis exhibit is missing.

On Sunday a docent reported the tile missing from their exhibit cart after using it in a demonstration and turning away for a few moments to talk to some guests.

The center representative said the missing tile was never actually used on a space shuttle and is just used as a “training tile” for education. In the exhibit the tiles are often used to show the kind of heat a shuttle can withstand.

The six-inch by six-inch black tile is in a clear case. Anyone with information is asked to contact NASA security.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Shuttle tile missing, possibly stolen from Kennedy Space Center
  • Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanes
  • NOAA video shows 2017 solar eclipse shadow over the United States
  • SpaceX Dragon delivers experiments, ice cream to space station
  • SpaceX launches experiments, ice cream to space station
  • NASA's JunoCam captures epic photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
  • Chinese students enter bunker to simulate life on a space station
  • Total solar eclipse map shows what it will look like from wherever you are
  • NASA marks 2 months to total solar eclipse
  • Space trash is getting cleaned up with magnets