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Item 539 - Space Shuttle Tile Catalog 429 (May 2014)

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Sold Price: $8,892.28 (includes buyer's premium)

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Available to US bidders only. Rare Challenger-flown white LRSI (Low-temperature Reusable Surface Insulation) tile, 8 x 8.25, with NASA identification numbers stencilled on one side, “V070-391023-060,” and decommissioned with red paint on the opposite side. Accompanied by its Flown Hardware tag, filled in by a technician, “Orbiter No. 099, STS Number 17,” and stamp-dated November 17, 1984. 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. In fine condition, with a chip to top edge. RR Auction COA.

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