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Item 6681 - Space Shuttle Orbiter Flush Control Panel, Interface Unit, and Insulation Blanket Catalog 526 (Apr 2018)

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Estimate: $300.00 +
Sold Price: $245.00 (includes buyer's premium)

Description


Group of three pieces of Space Shuttle Orbiter equipment, including: an early Space Shuttle Orbiter ground support flash evaporator flush control panel, measuring 26 x 20 x 24 closed, which opens to reveal a control panel on one side and hose storage on the other; a rack-mount McDonnell Douglas Shuttle Orbiter interface unit, measuring 19 x 15 x 4, the front panel featuring three toggle switches, three connectors, a "Fire Hole," and two affixed swatches of Velcro; and a large gold-colored Space Shuttle fibrous bulk insulation blanket from a flown Orbiter during the mid-1980s (mission not known), measuring approximately 28.5 x 23 x 3. In overall very good to fine condition. From the collection of aerospace memorabilia specialist Ken Havekotte. A detailed listing is available online at RRAuction.com.

A detailed listing of the above:

Shuttle Orbiter Flush Control Panel
An early Space Shuttle Orbiter ground support flash evaporator flush control panel, measuring 26 x 20 x 24 closed, which opens to reveal a control panel on one side and hose storage on the other. The outside case is marked "S70-0974, Flash Evaporator Flush Control Panel," and bears a Rockwell International tag reads, "Assy, Flash Evaporator, Flush Control Panel, Stk No. 03953-A52491, Pt No. GW70-680974-001, Model S70-0974, Contr. 'X' NAS9-14000, Serial S/N 001." In very good condition, with overall wear and scuffing.

Shuttle Orbiter Interface Unit
Rack-mount McDonnell Douglas interface unit, measuring 19 x 15 x 4, bearing a MDSCC parts tag on the reverse, reading: "Part No. 9007290-1H, Model No. 136577A, Serial No. MD002, Design Code No. 56067, Nomenclature Interface Unit, Contract No. NAS8-32350." The front panel of the unit has three toggle switches, three connectors, a "Fire Hole," and two affixed swatches of Velcro. In fine condition.

Space Shuttle Orbiter Insulation Blanket
Large gold-colored Space Shuttle fibrous bulk insulation blanket from a flown Orbiter during the mid-1980s (mission not known), measuring approximately 28.5 x 23 x 3, marked with part numbers, "V070 361726-014, 03953 OCN-247694." In very good to fine condition, with some tears to the gold foil exterior. Accompanied by a red "Non-Conforming Material" tag. Flown status presumed by Havekotte.

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