Ascent Thrust Vector Control Driver, Space Shuttle


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This device is part of the avionics for the Space Shuttle orbiter. It was used to control the thrust vector of the Shuttle's main engines during ascent to orbit. It is probably flown hardware. If so, actualy flight history is unkown. The device was transfered from NASA in 2014.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


Credit Line

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center


Aluminum, paint, paper, electronics


3-D: 52.7 x 29.2 x 19.4cm (20 3/4 x 11 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America



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