As soon as Deb announced this week’s Urban Sketchers’ theme, I knew what I wanted to sketch! The theme is also a new word for me: toroids. She wrote, “A toroid is a round shape with a round hole in the middle. Think bangles, bagels, rings, and tires/tyres.”
Just installed last week at the Museum of Flight is a temporary exhibit from NASA: “Conquering Low Earth Orbit – A Shuttle Legacy Exhibit”. The title piece for this is a TIRE! That’s what I drew today along with a bit of background from the exhibit.
This is a “flight flown” Space Shuttle main gear tire from OV-102, Columbia. From the info placque on the display: “The space shuttle orbiter had two main landing gears under the wing and a nose landing gear under the cockpit with two smaller tires. The main gear tires were inflated with nitroget to 315 psi. … The main gear tires were used only one time each….”
And, yes, it’s Thursday so it must be a Museum of Flight sketch. I’m so predictable!