Nighttime Columbia Shuttle HD Shirt

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100% Made in the USA

On Feb. 1, 2003, the shuttle made its usual landing approach to the Kennedy Space Center. Just before 9 a.m. EST, however, abnormal readings showed up at Mission Control. They lost temperature readings from sensors located on the left wing. Then, tire pressure readings from the left side also vanished.

The Capcom, or spacecraft communicator, called up to Columbia to discuss the tire pressure readings. At 8:59:32 a.m., Husband called back from Columbia: "Roger," followed by a word that was cut off in mid-sentence.

At that point, Columbia was near Dallas, travelling 18 times the speed of sound and still 200,700 feet (61,170 meters) above the ground. Mission Control made several attempts to get in touch with the astronauts, with no success.

It was later found that a hole on the left wing allowed atmospheric gases to bleed into the shuttle as it went through its fiery re-entry, leading to the loss of the sensors and eventually, Columbia itself.

Celebrate the Courageous Crew and Columbia Shuttle with this Amazing shirt.

  • 100% Cotton
  • Pre-shrunk, Medium weight
  • Relaxed fit
  • Unisex


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Dyed using organic dyes with designs printed with soft, non-toxic water-based inks. When you first receive your Huey shirt, we recommend washing in cold water alone or with like colors. Since your shirt was hand-dyed it will continue to bleed some excess color for the first few washes. It is safe to use normal detergent, just make sure to avoid bleach. Your mighty Huey shirt should be dried either in a tumble dryer or flat, not hung as the weight of the water will cause the cotton to stretch.

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A Good Cause

A portion of the proceeds generated from this licensed product support Smithsonian’s stated educational mission for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”

Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine global research centers. In 2013 Smithsonian received about 30 million visitors to Smithsonian, with 188 million visits to Smithsonian websites. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at 137 million.

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