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Shuttle Endeavour
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posted 11-22-2013 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought this segment of space shuttle insulation, possibly flown. It is marked as scrap and seems to be removed from another object. Does anyone know exactly where it was located or how I could figure out what flights it was flown on?

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posted 11-23-2013 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SN:
V070-362160-008
OCN-03953-F77710

The small stamp is pretty much unreadable. I contacted JSC FOIA but they said I needed the document number, and the S/Ns would not work.

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posted 11-23-2013 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an insulation blanket as was used in the payload bay to shield from micrometeorites and radiation.

You can see another example here, along with some of the related paperwork that accompanied blankets like this.

With regards your FOIA request, I believe you would need the specific paperwork that accompanied this specific blanket to research any further.

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posted 11-23-2013 03:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Shuttle Endeavour   Click Here to Email Shuttle Endeavour     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the quick response. This piece did not come with paperwork and therefore was at a low price. I did look at photos of the Payload Bay but all I really see is Payload Bay Liner. I also have other blankets with paperwork but somehow they cannot process it at FOIA. Is there anyway I can locate the document number?

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