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Display Cradle, Hubble Space Telescope SDTV

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This object is on display in the Space Race exhibition at the National Mall building.


Country of Origin: United States of America

Dimensions: Overall: 304.8 x 487.68cm, 4536kg (10ft x 16ft, 10000lb.)

Materials: Painted iron and steel, pneumatic systems

This framework was located in storage at the Goddard Space Flight Center, and was deemed useful if modified to display the re-constructed Structural Thermal Test Vehicle for the Hubble Space Telescope. The work was performed by Lockheed Corporation, Goddard, and Swales staff members as part of a project to upgrade the HST exhibitry at NASM. The original nature and purpose of this framework is not known.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center transferred it to NASM in 2008.

Transferred from NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

Inventory number: A20080327000

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