Detail View: NASA Image eXchange Collection: LSRA landing with tire test

Title: 
LSRA landing with tire test
Description: 
A space shuttle landing gear system is visible between the two main landing gear components on this NASA CV-990, modified as a Landing Systems Research Aircraft (LSRA). The space shuttle landing gear test unit, operated by a high-pressure hydraulic system, allowed engineers to assess and document the performance of space shuttle main and nose landing gear systems, tires and wheel assemblies, plus braking and nose wheel steering performance. The series of 155 test missions for the space shuttle program, conducted at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California, provided extensive data about the life and endurance of the shuttle tire systems and helped raise the shuttle crosswind landing limits at Kennedy.
Date: 
01.01.1994
Credit: 
NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA-DFRC) [ http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/gallery/ ]
facet_what: 
Space Shuttle Orbiter
facet_where: 
California
facet_when: 
01-01-1994
facet_when_year: 
1994
Media: 
IMAGE
UID: 
SPD-NIX-EC94-42596-1
original url: 
http://nix.ksc.nasa.gov/info?id=EC94-42596-1&orgid=7