The Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle

This version of the space shuttle was the first one that we discovered. The chip was excised from its epoxy case by heating at 525 degrees Centigrade for 12 hours in a furnace. Unfortunately, the high temperature cause a mild degree of blistering in the uppermost layers on the chip's surface, obscuring much of the detail that is present on the body of the shuttle. All of the lost detail is present in the first gallery entry for this artwork, which features the cargo bay doors, the initials USA on the fuselage, and heat shields for the rear engines.


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