BF Goodrich is probably most known for providing the tyres of the first car that crossed the US and the ones of the Columbia spacecraft as it was constructed. Michelin bought the manufacturer in 1990. Moreover, the first radial tyres in the US were produced by the same manufacturer, in 1965. The tread of a radial tyre lasts longer than that of a normal-type one. BF Goodrich is one of the few tyre manufacturers that have been more than simple tyre manufacturers: they’ve made tyres for planes, they made the first pressurized suit for cosmonauts and introduced synthetic rubber in the US. On top of all these, the company provided BF Goodrich tyres for cars that won in uncountable racing competitions.