Pressure transducer flown on the first Space Shuttle flight (STS-1,
Post-flight data analysis showed a 0.4 psi zero shift during the flight; part removed for repair.
During qualification testing after repair, the test oven failed, causing the part to be over-heated. Still functional but not suitable for flight, it was then designated for “Engineering Test Only.”
Rockwell part number ME449-0177-2108, Serial Number 154.
Removed on 6-11-81.
Original cost: $3,017.07.
0.24 lbs. (0.11 kg)
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