Space Shuttle SRB - Tucson, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 32° 08.405 W 110° 51.920
12S E 512700 N 3555970
Quick Description: This Morton-Thiokol Solid Rocket Booster, used to launch the Space Shuttle, is on display outside the Pima Air and Space Museum; in Pima, Arizona.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2020 1:36:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM13AHT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Thot
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) was the most powerful solid-fuel rocket ever flown. Two each were used to loft the Space Shuttle into orbit - a total of 135 missions. The failure of one of these boosters led to the loss of Challenger and the seven lives on board. All but four of these SRBs were recovered and refurbished for future launches; it is claimed that the SRBs used on STS-135, the final shuttle mission, re-used SRB components from 59 prior missions. You can read more on this Wikipedia page.

This example is on display, horizontally, outside the entrance to the Pima Air and Space Museum and can be examined without entering the museum.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Sunday

Fee (if no fee, enter 'none'): 0

How Long a Hike: 0

Amount of time an average person would spend here: Half a day (2-4 Hours)

Accessible?: yes

Location is wheelchair accessible?: Yes

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