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JBoe
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posted 05-20-2014 04:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for any information and photos of the gear that protected sensitive equipment or openings on the space shuttle orbiter. A listing of caps, coverings, Remove Before Flight tags, etc., and their location would be great.

If anyone has the parts/serial number of them that would be a bonus! Thanks!

JBoe
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posted 01-19-2015 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JBoe   Click Here to Email JBoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is there a standard part number or serial number associated with NASA Remove Before Flight tags? I've been finding that Part Number/Serial Number NAS1756** (* indicating unknown digits) and NAS1756-24 have been used, can this be verified?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-19-2015 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Remove Before Flight tags used with the external tank, if not also the solid rocket boosters and orbiter, had KSC Form numbers along their top, e.g. KSC Form 4-226 (6/77).

You can see an example of this style tag from the external tank flown on STS-1 on the cover of Scott Phillips' aptly-named book, Remove Before Flight.

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