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Endeavour in orbit

Sponsor a Shuttle Tile

Be a Part of Team Endeavour!

Help support our efforts to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a major expansion and the future home of Space Shuttle Endeavour, and sustain ongoing educational programs and operations at the California Science Center! The Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center will inspire and educate new generations of innovators and explorers with interactive exhibits and an incredible collection of aircraft, spacecraft and other technologies.

Endeavour’s 25 missions have resulted in many achievements, including leading the first Hubble Telescope Repair mission and delivering the first American component of the Space Station–the Unity node. But many scientific feats lie in the systems of the orbiter itself, notably the Thermal Protection System (TPS). Composed of over 23,000 ceramic tiles that cover Endeavour’s surface, the TPS protects the vehicle from the searing heat upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, with temperatures reaching 3,000°F!

These tiles are integral to the safety of the orbiter, just as you, our valued friends and supporters, are integral to the success of the California Science Center Foundation. Endeavour is now on display, but we need your help to build its permanent home and complete Phase III of our 25-year Master Plan. Join us in showing your support by sponsoring a tile today!

Team Endeavour Tile Sponsorship Levels

In appreciation for your generous support, Team Endeavour shuttle tile sponsors will be recognized with a digital representation of Endeavour, as part of a future exhibit in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, and will enjoy the following:

$1,000 Sponsorship

  • Random selection of sponsored thermal tile from lower level of Endeavour
  • Subscription to Endeavour e-newsletter to be kept informed of Endeavour’s arrival
  • Limited edition Endeavour gift

$2,500 Sponsorship

  • Random selection of sponsored thermal tile from lower level of Endeavour
  • Subscription to Endeavour e-newsletter to be kept informed of Endeavour’s arrival
  • Limited edition Endeavour gift
  • Priority viewing opportunities for Endeavour and the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

$5,000 Sponsorship

  • Choice of sponsored thermal tile from upper level or lower level of Endeavour
  • Subscription to Endeavour e-newsletter to be kept informed of Endeavour’s arrival
  • Limited edition Endeavour gift
  • Priority viewing opportunities for Endeavour and the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

$10,000 Sponsorship

  • Choice of sponsored thermal tile from upper level or lower level of Endeavour
  • Opportunity to create a personalized message for your tile
  • Subscription to Endeavour e-newsletter to be kept informed of Endeavour’s arrival
  • Limited edition Endeavour gift
  • Priority viewing opportunities for Endeavour and the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
  • Exclusive invitations to special events and programs

$25,000 Sponsorship

  • Choice of sponsored thermal tile from the leading edge, upper level or lower level of Endeavour
  • Opportunity to create a personalized message for your tile
  • Subscription to Endeavour e-newsletter to be kept informed of Endeavour’s arrival
  • Limited edition Endeavour gift
  • Priority viewing opportunities for Endeavour and the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
  • Exclusive invitations to special events and programs
  • Permanent recognition on our EndeavourLA Campaign donor wall

Shuttle tile diagram

  •  Lower level tiles
  •  Upper level tiles
  •  Leading edge tiles

For more information about sponsoring a shuttle tile and joining Team Endeavour, please call (213) 744-2031. You can also download our Tile Sponsorship Form and return it to us at your convenience.

Additional benefits are available through our Membership program as well as our Partners in Learning annual giving program.

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