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Item 8477 - Shuttle Launcher Platform Hold-Down Post Catalog 511 (Oct 2017)

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Estimate: $1,000.00 +
Sold Price: $493.68 (includes buyer's premium)

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Extremely heavy unexpended Space Shuttle solid rocket booster and launcher platform hold-down post, measuring 31.5″in length and 3.5″ in diameter, with external grooves at each end. One end features a 1″ fitting and the other a .5″ fitting, both with internal threads, the latter reading below, "10183-0003-002, S/N 1000228, Lot 2050-31." The ends and body bear red spray paint. When the two NASA standard detonators are ignited during a Shuttle launch from the pad, each hold-down post (8 total) travels downward in a process to release or separate the long and heavy posts from the Shuttle’s twin Solid Rocket Booster motors while on the pad before launch. The bolts are stopped by the SRB’s stud deceleration stand. In very good condition, with expected wear from use. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. Due to the size and/or weight of this item, a pallett will have to be used and this item will be shipped via Freight.  Please call RR Auction for a shipping quote.

 

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