Terence T. Henricks Kevin R. Kregel Nancy Jane Currie Charles J. Precourt Donald A. Thomas Mary Ellen Weber
July 13, 1995
July 22, 1995
8 days, 22 hours
Deployed Tracking and Data Relay satellite (TDRS-G)
This tire segment, removed from Discovery's landing gear, was given by NASA Scientist/Engineer Seth Berkowitz to Jane Hodges, NASA Education Specialist, as an example of the material that could be available for NASA educators workshops. Shuttle tires are not much larger than that of a truck, but the orbiter's main landing gear can support triple the load of a Boeing 747 tire or the entire starting line-up of a NASCAR race - 40 cars - all hitting the track at 250 mph.