Categories: Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle Tile Stolen From Kennedy Space Center Exhibit
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – A space shuttle
tile on exhibit was stolen from the Atlantis Exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center
in Florida on Sunday, April 9, 2017.
“I had a somewhat traumatizing experience at the Atlantis exhibit today,” NASA educational staff member wrote on her Facebook page. “I wasn’t even up there for 10 mins. when someone STOLE one of my shuttle tiles! I had it on our upper shelf behind the cart where it’s a bit difficult to reach it. I was about 10ft. away and every now and then looking at it while I was talking to guests. I noticed a large crowd surrounding the cart, and scurried back. I ‘footprint’ everything I have there; and immediately noticed it was gone!”
But the relatively low monetary value of the tile hasn’t stopped NASA fans on social media
to attempt to recover the stolen tile.
Photo credit: NASA