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Flown Space Shuttle Atlantis tire

14 Nov

Uncommon fully intact flown B. F. Goodrich Space Shuttle Orbiter nose gear tire. This was the right-side nose landing gear tire that flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-79 in September of 1996. Tire measures approximately 30″ in diameter and 7.5″ wide, bearing the following sidewall markings: “32 x 8.6, 20 Ply Rating, Tubeless, 006-336, 217 knots, .10 Skid, Cage Code No. 68030, Maximum Six Landings,” with a serial number of “3019N00995.” This particular serial number is listed on the included STS Orbiter Landing/Deceleration flight data sheet as being the right side nose gear for the orbiter. In fine condition, with expected marks and wear consistent with use. This tire made 160 orbits around the earth during its 10 day mission logging a staggering 3.9 million statute miles in space. RR Auction COA.

 

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Posted by on November 14, 2013 in Space Shuttle

 

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