3…2…1…contest time! All summer long, we here at ButtonBargains are giving you the chance to win a series of NASA buttons, and at long last, it’s time to start the second installment of our giveaway…
For your chance to win, just follow the instructions at the end of this post.
For those who missed it, we created a series of different buttons for NASA for their missions, and now we want you to have them. This time around, we’re giving away 5 of them.
So what can you win? Here’s a quick rundown of the prize:
STS-44: This 1991 mission, which was flown by Atlantis and dedicated to the Department of Defense, had an unclassified payload that included a Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite and attached Inertial Upper Stage (IUS), among other things. Originally, it had been a 10-day mission, but was eventually shortened and returned to Earth one week later.
STS-48: Though it might best be remembered for controversy involving what many believed to have been a UFO (later confirmed to be ice particles reacting to engine jets), this 1991 mission saw the deployment of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, mesothelioma lawsuit which was used to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere and its protective ozone layer.
STS-84: In 1997, NASA launched its sixth shuttle/MIR docking mission. Among one of the highlights was U.S. astronaut Mike Foale exchanging places with Jerry Linenger, who had spent a total of 132 days in space (123 on Mir), placing him in second for most days spent on-orbit by an American. Along with this, there was a transfer of water and logistics to and from the famous Russian space station.
STS-89: Speaking of Mir, this was the eighth of nine planned missions to the station. In addition to an astronaut exchange, some of its payloads included the advanced X-Ray Detector (ADV XDT), Advanced Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (ADV CGBA), EORF, Mechanics of Granular Materials (MGM) Experiment, Intra-Vehicular Radiation Environment Measurements by the Real-Time Radiation Monitor (RME-1312), Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS), VOA and the Volatile Removal Assembly prototype for the ISS Water Recovery.
STS-94: You may remember STS-83, a mission that saw the deployment of the Microgravity Science Laboratory. Unfortunately, the 15-day mission was cut short after 4 following concerns about its fuel cells. Several months later, it was re-flown with the same crew. Throughout the 17 days in orbit, the crew tested hardware, facilities and procedures that will be used on the International Space Station.
And if you slept on our first giveaway, we’re throwing in the previous 4. That’s 9 buttons total for you to add to your collection.
So how can you win? All you have to do is:
1.) ‘Like’ ButtonBargains on Facebook
2.) Leave a comment on any contest post telling us why you want to win, what your favorite NASA memory is, if you ever dreamed of going into space, or even your favorite astronaut.
Act fast, because they won’t last for long. Best of luck to everyone!
-The ButtonBargains Team