Lot #9591
Space Shuttle Flown Main Engine Turbine Blade

Space Shuttle Main Engine turbopump turbine blade used on five missions
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Estimate: $800+

Description

Space Shuttle Main Engine turbopump turbine blade used on five missions

Desirable flown turbine blade from the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) High Pressure Fuel Turbopump (HPFTP), measuring approximately 1.5" x .75" x .5", carried flown on five missions: STS-31, STS-33, STS-39, STS-44, and STS-49. Impressively displayed in an acrylic pyramid, measuring approximately 6.5" x 6.5" x 6.5", with an image of the SSME in the base and flight details etched on the front. During these missions, the blade made a total of 544 orbits and traveled over 14 million miles. The SSME HPFTP blade is designed to withstand operational temperature extremes from -260˚ F to 1,500˚ F.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Space Exploration
  • Dates: #634 - Ended April 21, 2022