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Space Shuttle Illuminated Keychain
Space Shuttle Over Earth keychain shown illuminated with built-in LED
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This product is a Crystal Sculpture from the U.S. Space Shuttle crystal line.

Illuminated Keychain in Crystal and Chrome
containing a 3D laser-sculpted Space Shuttle above Earth, with cargo bay doors open and RMS arm deployed. 

Commissioned for the Center's Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP), the purchase of this keychain helps support thousands of grade 5-12 students designing real microgravity experiments to fly in low Earth orbit, first on the final two flights of the Space Shuttle (STS-134 and STS-135) and then routinely on the International Space Station.

Be part of the
Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, and put the experience of our world in a greater space right in your pocket.
Our Price: $19.95

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks

Space Shuttle
Illuminated Keychain 1

Space Shuttle Above Earth, with cargo bay
doors open and RMS arm deployed. 

The keychain contains an accurate 3-D Space Shuttle orbiting above Earth with the cargo bay doors open and the Remote Manipulator System (RMS) arm deployed. Below the orbiter can be seen cloud and surface features against a curving Earth. 

The keychain has a (1.2 x 1.2 inch) crystal base in which the 3D art is laser-sculpted by Seaena—the exclusive fabricator for the 3D model planets and moons found in the Voyage scale model solar system exhibition on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in front of the Smithsonian. The keychain is illuminated with a LED by depressing a button, bringing the art into spectacular view, and the bright light makes the keychain fully functional to find a keyhole at night. In the photo above, the illumination is solely from the LED, and the temporary black band that is visible is being used to depress the button. The metal components are chrome-colored, but they appear gold-colored in the photo due to the low light level used to photograph the keychain with the LED on.

Use your keychain as a Teachable Moment with friends and family. And if you want to be a really big supporter of the Center's Student Spaceflight Experiments Program, take a look at the large crystal piece containing a Space Shuttle in ascent against the clouds. 

Relevant Education Links:

This product derives from the programs of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education whose mission is to Inspire ... then Educate. Here are some educational links that are relevant to the product, and allow you to launch your own Voyage of exploration.

Powerful Essays at the Center's Blog on the Universe

Space Shuttle Related Posts at the Center's Blog on the Universe

How will the next generation view the era of the space shuttle?
Shuttle Endeavour About to Blast Off on its Second to Last Mission, Make it a Teachable Moment

Is the end of the space shuttle era a symptom of a larger problem for America? Are we taking science and technology education seriously?
Shuttle Atlantis Home! Prompts Me to Look to America’s Future … and I’m Troubled
Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

What was it like to live through the flight of Apollo 11—the most historic voyage in the history of the human race?
Yesterday’s Launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings Back Memories of Apollo 11

Why are astronauts weightless in space?
You Want Me to Do What With a Bathroom Scale?

When a space shuttle launches—how heavy, how fast, how far?
Shuttle Atlantis in Orbit, Make it a Teachable Moment
Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

Specifications and Options:

Key Chain crystal front face dimensions: 1.2 x 1.2 inches  (30 mm x 30 mm)
Crystal thickness: 0.6 inches (15 mm)

Beveled edges on the crystal to prevent chipping.

Keychain Weight in gift box: 3 oz (0.1 kg); does not include packing material for shipment

Batteries and Battery Replacement: the keychain lighting is powered by three 1.55-volt silver oxide SR621SW micro-coin (also called ‘button’) batteries commonly used in watches and small electronics, and sold in retail stores. One set of batteries is included, and is already installed in the keychain. A battery replacement package can be purchased here at Store Galactica FOR 1/3 THE COST OF THE BATTERIES AT RETAIL STORES.

IMPORTANT NOTE: for normal operation of the keychain light, replacing batteries ALSO REQUIRES that a small plastic tube insulator be inserted in the keychain's battery compartment. The plastic tube insert is included in the battery replacement package at Store Galactica. Battery replacement requirements, and the need for the plastic tube insert, are found in the description of the battery replacement package.

Warranty: there is a 10-day warranty on the keychain electronics. Purchaser is responsible for shipping costs for the return of a defective unit. Store Galactica will cover shipping of a new unit back to purchaser. There is no warranty on the batteries. There is no warranty on the crystal. All product is carefully inspected and carefully packaged before shipping. Damage in transit is the responsibility of the shipper.  

Customizing: you can add laser-burned custom text, and/or a web URL in the crystal for an added set up fee.

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