Space Shuttle Endeavour LRSI Tile

11 Jul

Available to US bidders only. One of Endeavour’s white LRSI (Low-temperature Reusable Surface Insulation) tiles, approximately 8 x 7, with NASA identification numbers stencilled on one side, “V070-396042-056,” and stencilled “Scrap.” Accompanied by its non-conforming material tag, filled out in a technician’s hand, as well as a copy of the tile’s discrepancy report noting the tile was “contaminated from thruster.” These tiles would cover the upper wing near the leading edge, as well as selected areas of the forward, mid, and aft fuselage, vertical tail, and the OMS/RCS pods. These tiles protect areas where reentry temperatures are below 1,200 °F, but were later replaced with thermal blankets. RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on July 11, 2014 in Space, Space Shuttle


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