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New Milford in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Space Shuttle Tire

 
 
Space Shuttle Tire image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
1. Space Shuttle Tire
Inscription.  
Space Shuttle Discovery Main Landing Gear Tire
Mission Duration    10 Days
Distance Traveled    4.1 million miles
Maximum Altitude    360 statute miles
Tire Rollout Distance    7,066 feet
Tire Rollout Time    60 seconds

Touchdown
February 21, 1997 at 3:32:26 am EST on Runway 33
Shuttle Mission STS-82 servicing the Hubble Telescope

Flown Space Shuttle Tire
on loan from NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Manufactured by Michelin in Norwood, NC
Weight: 205 pounds    Diameter: 42 inches
Inflation Pressure: 340 psi – Nitrogen filled
Made Possible by the Generosity of:
Farrell Precision Metalcraft
Entergy Corporation
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceScience & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1710.
 
Location. 41° 31.542′ N, 73° 25.561′ W. Marker is in New Milford, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Danbury Road (U.S. 7) and Larson Road, on the right when traveling
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south on Danbury Road. Located in front of the John J. McCarthy Observatory on the grounds of New Milford High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 388 Danbury Road, New Milford CT 06776, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lover’s Leap State Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Falls Bridge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bridgeport Wood Finishing Company (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bridgewater WW I Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bridgewater WW II Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Twin Red Oaks (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bridgewater Center (approx. 3.2 miles away); Bridgewater (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Milford.
 
Also see . . .  John J. McCarthy Observatory website. (Submitted on December 29, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Space Shuttle Discovery Main Landing Gear Tire image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
2. Space Shuttle Discovery Main Landing Gear Tire
Touchdown image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
3. Touchdown
Flown Space Shuttle Tire image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
4. Flown Space Shuttle Tire
The John J. McCarthy Observatory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
5. The John J. McCarthy Observatory
The John J. McCarthy Observatory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, December 24, 2013
6. The John J. McCarthy Observatory
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 797 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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