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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Special Delivery

I am continually amazed at some of the things that have happened to me since creating the Tranquility Base Arcade. One of the more astonishing events occurred recently when a former NASA employee with a love for vintage arcade games (a great combination!) stumbled across my web site and contacted me. Not only did we swap stories on arcade games, the field of engineering and the Space Shuttle program but he ended up sending me a package of his own personal OFFICIAL NASA ITEMS! Such generosity is simply stunning. I'll be featuring some of the items in the blog and of course hang many them in the arcade. Even more astonishing is one the items is actually a piece of Space Shuttle Atlantis! Tranquility Base Arcade now actually has something that went into space! Many, many thanks to my new found friend! A special delivery compliments of the Tranquility Base Arcade will be "landing" in your mailbox soon!

The cards, patches and stickers detail various shuttle missions. The sticker in the center of the bottom row commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle program while the patch on the left of the bottom row is for Space Shuttle Columbia STS-107, which was lost upon re-entry. The item in the center is a laminated card with a piece of the payload bay liner that flew on Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125.

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