Space Shuttle AFRSI Blanket
  • Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation (AFRSI)  blanket from the forward upper section of the Space Shuttle.
  • Part of the Space Shuttle’s exterior thermal protection system.
  • Back of blanket covered with room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) rubber, used as an adhesive to attach the blanket to the Space Shuttle’s outer surface.
  • Detailed photo of RTV shows impressions and green finish which had been applied to rivets on the surface of the Space Shuttle.
  • SCRAP stamps indicate it was not to be used again. Although not so documented, this piece is  certainly flown.

TBD lbs. (TBD kg)

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Mounting location and installation engineering drawing details:

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