Lot #8490
Shuttle SRB Pilot Parachute

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Estimate: $300+

Description

Unused fully intact Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) pilot parachute complete with canvas lanyards. Stenciled on the outside of the bag is "P/N 5710-501," "S/N SS 48674," "Date of MFG. Nov. 1986," and "Pioneer Parachute Co., Inc." The pilot parachute has a diameter of 11.5 feet, weighs a hefty 68 pounds, and provides the force necessary to activate mechanisms which pull the drogue parachute from its stored position. In fine condition. Accompanied by a sheet featuring two affixed samples of parachute canopy and cord. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space & Aviation
  • Dates: #511 - Ended October 19, 2017