Team Endeavour

Become a part of Team Endeavour by sponsoring one of the space shuttle's thermal tiles to support the California Science Center Foundation's efforts to create the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center and sustain ongoing programs and operations.

Thermal Tiles on space shuttle Endeavour
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NASA
Thermal Protection System

Endeavour's thermal protection system (TPS) is composed of over 23,000 ceramic tiles that cover the space shuttle's surface. The TPS protects the vehicle from the searing heat upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, with temperatures reaching 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Just as the Thermal Protection System kept Endeavour safe as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere, Team Endeavour sponsors helps keep Endeavour safe as it fulfills its final mission to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and explorers.

Gift levels start at $1,000 with monthly payment options available. For more information about Team Endeavour or to sponsor a tile, email the campaign team or call 213-744-2529. You can also join Team Endeavour by downloading and completing a tile sponsorship form.

Your tile dedication and its location will appear on a 3D model of space shuttle Endeavour in an interactive donor display in the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. You will also receive our exclusive Team Endeavour e-newsletter.

$1,000 Sponsorship

Interior View of Samuel Oschin space shuttle Endeavour Pavilion from South East corner.
Image attribution
Aurelia D'Amore Photography
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Lower Fuselage or Wings

$2,500 Sponsorship

Endeavour in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion from nose to tail
Image attribution
Aurelia D'Amore Photography
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Upper Fuselage or Wings

$5,000 Sponsorship

Endeavour from the tail end featuring the three space shuttle main engines
Image attribution
Aurelia D'Amore Photography
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) Pods
  • Base Heat Shield

$10,000 Sponsorship

Black and white cocktail reception from the tail end of the Space Shuttle Endeavour
Image attribution
Avesha Michael
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Elevons/Body Flap
  • Vertical Stabilizer/Rudder-Speedbreak
  • Opportunity to create a personalized message for your tile

$25,000 Sponsorship

Endeavour on a Los Angeles street, with workers in lifts to get a better look at the scene
Image attribution
NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Flight Deck Canopy
  • Crew Hatch
  • Opportunity to create a personalized message for your tile.
  • Recognition on EndeavourLA Campaign donor wall in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

$50,000 Sponsorship

Space shuttle Endeavour parked on a city street
Image attribution
NASA/Bill Ingalls
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Random selection of sponsored Endeavour thermal tile from:

  • Wing Leading Edge
  • Trailing Edge
  • Opportunity to create a personalized message for your tile.
  • Recognition on EndeavourLA Campaign donor wall in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center
Example recognition for Team Endeavour tile sponsorship
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Example Recognition for Team Endeavour Tile Sponsorship Program

This video shows an example of how your tile dedication and its location will appear on a 3D model of space shuttle Endeavour in an interactive donor display in the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. Your chosen recognition will appear as the name Magnopus does in this video.

Watch this video with audio descriptions.

Rendering of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center from the Southeast
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ZGF
Learn About Endeavour's Future Home
Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center