Seldom-seen flown upper-half section of a Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) blast container. The heavy dome piece approximately measures 10.5″ in diameter and 7″ in height, with bolted strip to front portion bearing a series of ten holes (which match ten holes on reverse of dome), KSC quality control labels, and stamped parts numbers: “10171-0012-001…D, S/N 1000200.” The front and back of dome features matching stamped Outbound and Inbound parts and serial numbers: “10171-0016-102, S/N 1000200”; the interior portion of the dome bear the same serial numbers as the exterior. Includes the government-issued refurbishment parts tag, which bears two Lockheed Space Operations Company stamps dated May 29, 1987 and October 2, 1987, two Biomass Production Chamber stamps dated August 13, 1988, and reads: “Part Tag Number AKZ600, Part Name Blast Container Upper Half, Serial/Lot Number 1000200, Quantity 1 EA, Part Number 10171-0016-102, Flight X, Action/QTY Removed/1 EA, X-Fer, Disposal, RTN FM LSOC, RTS Code 40.” In very good to fine condition, with expected wear. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. Flown status presumed by Havekotte.
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