Large flown shuttle tray flown on board shuttle Columbia mission STS-5. Lightweight metal tray measures approximately 100″ long, with one end 9″ wide, tapering to just 4.5″ wide at the other end. This tray was used to support wires installed along the payload bay of the orbiter. Tray is stencilled with a Rockwell part number V070-340395-001, and is serial number 03593-274095. Three different tags are affixed to tray as well: a red and white “Flown Hardware” tag, dated July 18, 1983; a green “unserviceable” tag, stamp-dated August 1, 1983, with “OV-102-STS-5,” written in the ‘removed from” box in a technician’s hand; and a beige parts tag. Provenance: Charles Bell collection. RR Auction COA.
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