Space Shuttle Collection Mahogany Model
This 1/200 scale model of the three Space Shuttles was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots, space and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 15 inches and a length of 15 inches. The model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About the Space Shuttle
The Space Shuttle is a reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for human spaceflight missions. The system combines rocket launch, orbital spacecraft, and re-entry spaceplane with modular add-ons. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981 leading to operational flights beginning in 1982, all launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The system is to be retired from service in 2011 after 135 missions; on July 8, 2011, Space Shuttle Atlantis performed that 135th launch - the last launch of the three-decade shuttle program. Major missions have included launching numerous satellites and interplanetary probes, conducting space science experiments, and servicing and construction of space stations. Five space-worthy orbiters were built, two were destroyed in accidents. The three remaining shuttles were retired and distributed to museums around the country.