Lot #6663
Space Shuttle GSE Booster Tie-Down Bolt

Space Shuttle GSE Booster Tie-Down Bolt
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Estimate: $600+

Description

Space Shuttle GSE Booster Tie-Down Bolt

Extremely heavy unexpended Space Shuttle GSE booster tie-down bolt, 31.5 x 3.5 x 3.5, with external grooves at each end. One end features a 1″ smooth fitting, and the other a .5″ tapped hole with internal threads, reading below, “10183–0003–002, S/N 1000158, Lot 2050–22.” The ends and body bear red spray paint; at booster ignition, eight of these bolts were explosively separated allowing liftoff of the Shuttle. In very good to fine condition, with adhesive and label remnants to main body, and some damage to external grooves, including an apparent melt line, stripping, and denting. Oversized.

Considering the size and weight of this item, additional shipping charges will apply; please contact [email protected] for more details. The Leon Ford Collection.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space And Aviation Auction
  • Dates: #474 - Ended April 21, 2016