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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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.
Collection of 16 color 10 x 8 photos of various Space Shuttle crews, each signed in black felt tip or silver ink by the full crew. Missions are: STS-41, STS-43, STS-44, STS-45, STS-46, STS-47 (2), STS-48, STS-49, STS-50, STS-52 (3), STS-53, STS-65, and STS-66. In overall fine condition. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.