Flown segment of the BF Goodrich Space Shuttle Orbiter nose gear tire used on shuttles Atlantis and Columbia during the STS–27 and STS–28 missions of December 1988 and August 1989. The segment measures 2.5 x 2.5. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Ken Havekotte, in part: “Both shuttle missions, with the same tire, landed on a lakebed at Edwards AFB, CA, after a combined 230 hours in space, 240 Earth orbits, and logging more than 3 million statute miles.” Also includes printed information on shuttle nose gear tires, the Atlantis and Columbia spacecraft, and two images of the shuttles. Housed in a three-ringer presentation binder with an affixed Space Shuttle decal. In very good condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte.
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