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|joe bruce||I am trying to track down information on a rear shuttle tire, specifically the flight and orbiter it was use on: S/N 9116N00347 |
It is a Goodrich tire. Any help would be appreciated.
|john ffoulkes||I have a complete list of all flown shuttle tires (Goodrich) up until STS-78.|
Unfortunately I cannot find the numbered tire you listed as actually having been flown. The nearest to your number are as follows:
Hope this is helpful to you.
|joe bruce||Thank you John. You were very helpful. |
The tire appears to have been used on something since the surface shows signs of wear and there is an approximately 10 inch by a 1/4 inch deep piece of rubber missing from the surface.
|Tykeanaut||I always thought that only BF Goodrich supplied the tires for the space shuttle? I have just read that shuttle returning to earth in 1995 had Michelin? |
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|Robert Pearlman||Also posted here, B.F. Goodrich merged its tire operations with Uniroyal in 1986, establishing the Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Company. In 1988, B.F. Goodrich sold its interest in the company and exited the aerospace tire market.|
In 1990, Michelin acquired Uniroyal-Goodrich and in 1995, the first set of Michelin Air tires were used on the space shuttle.
|mjohnson31909||Where I work has been very lucky to receive many NASA shuttle artifacts for permanent display. One of my tasks is to help tell the story of the artifacts and I am really having an issue finding history on our nose landing gear. Does anyone have a source I could use to look up possible missions or uses for our tire?|
The tire came from Kennedy Space Center and has a serial number of 3021N00505.
It has two very distinct marks that look like landing marks, but after searching all over I can not find any source with any information. Thank you for ANY help! — Michael
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|john ffoulkes||It was certainly after STS-78 which had nose gear tires numbered 3015N00976 and 3019N00666. Not very helpful I am afraid but that is where my records end.|
|mjohnson31909||John, thank you. At least I have a place to start. Funny, I can get information on all of our other artifacts, but this one is a mystery.|
|sthompson||I have a used (I think) shuttle tire that I'm hoping to find out which mission it flew on. I can't seem to locate a serial number on the tire, just the part number (006-866-2). Does anyone know where I would locate the serial number or how to track down which mission the tire flew on?|
|Bob Gierl||I am new to the site so bear with me.|
I would like any information on two tires, serial numbers: (68030)5269M00325 and 'N' instead of 'M'. Mr. Pearlman has been very helpful — thank you.
|Bob Gierl||Regarding tire serial numbers — it is the only sidewall marking that is indented rather than raised. It appears under the size (44.5x16.0-21) in the middle of the sidewall.|
|Ken Havekotte||Bob, after a careful check, I am not locating a mission designation from your shuttle orbiter tire. Can you provide me with any other information about it, such as, a time frame of when you got it? |
But for sure, it's a tire from the main landing gear! But when more time permits I'll give it another whirl in carefully examining my data charts for a final try and report back here later.
|Bob Gierl||I think I have had the two tires for at least 10 years. It is exciting that they are flown tires!!|
I am used to paying $450.00/hour for such research. Thanks.
|Philip||Once saw a great Michelin brochure on the shuttle tires, similar to their "Fly Michelin". |
|Bob Gierl||Perhaps this? If not, could you direct me to it?|
|Ken Havekotte||Bob, Reporting back here, however, I am still not able to locate your shuttle orbiter tire from a flown data record chart.|
Are you sure the 10 digit number of your tire is recorded as; 5269N00325
From my records, there appears to be no "526-series" of tires reported as flown/used on the shuttle orbiter program.
May I inquire how the tire(s) were acquired as anything might help to determine their history?
|Bob Gierl||Ken, the S/N's for the two tires are 5271N00053 and 5269N00325. I have digital images of both S/N's. Can I email them to you?|
I did business in north Florida/south Georgia and ran across them there. I was told that they were from the KSC.
I appreciate your thoroughness and diligence.
|Ken Havekotte||Bob, there is an orbiter main gear tire with serial number 5270N00053 that flew on Discovery/STS-91 in 1998, however, your serial number appears to be one number off. The one that flew has a zero "0" and not a "1" before the "N." Are you sure yours has a "1" instead of a "0"?|
|Ken Havekotte||I had forgotten to mention in my prior posting here, Bob, that I wouldn't mind seeing some image scans of your tires. But not just their serial number areas, but also a closeup view of each tire itself, especially the landing surfaces.|
|hidaleeho||I am looking for information on a Bridgestone Airplane Tire that was represented as a Space Shuttle Tire. Serial number is 588JY001 and Boeing part number is S160T201-342|
It is mounted to a Bendix Wheel with part number 2606942 on one side. Date of manufacture on the wheel is 5-91.
Any info is appreciated.