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NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model
NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter
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Quick Statistics: Body Length - 12.00 in.[30.50 cm.] • Span - 7.70 in.[19.60 cm.] • Height - 5.50 in.[14.00 cm.]
Scale - 1:122
Era: Recent • Company: Rockwell International
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The Space Shuttle orbiter was the reusable spaceplane component of the Space Shuttle program. Operated by NASA, the U.S. space agency, this vehicle could carry astronauts and payloads into low Earth orbit, perform in-space operations, then re-enter the atmosphere and land as a glider, returning its crew and any on-board payload to the Earth.

Six orbiters were built for flight: EnterpriseColumbiaChallengerDiscoveryAtlantis, and Endeavour. All were built by the PittsburghPA based Rockwell International company in Palmdale, California. The first orbiter, Enterprise, made its maiden flight in 1977. An unpowered glider, it was carried by a modified Boeing 747 airliner called the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and released for a series of atmospheric test flights and landings. The remaining orbiters were fully operational spacecraft, and were launched vertically as part of the Space Shuttle stack. Enterprise was partially disassembled and retired after completion of critical testing.

Columbia was the first space-worthy orbiter, and made its inaugural flight in 1981. ChallengerDiscovery, and Atlantis followed in 1983, 1984 and 1985 respectively. In 1986, Challenger was destroyed in an accident during launch. Endeavour was built as Challenger's replacement, and was first launched in 1992. In 2003,Columbia was destroyed during re-entry, leaving just three remaining orbiters. Discovery completed its final flight on March 9, 2011, and Endeavour completed its final flight on June 1, 2011. Atlantis completed the last ever Shuttle flight, STS-135, on July 21, 2011.

In addition to their crews and payloads, the reusable orbiter carried most of the Space Shuttle System's liquid-fueled rocket propulsion system, but both the liquid hydrogen fuel and the liquid oxygen oxidizer for its three main rocket engines were fed from an external cryogenic propellant tank. Additionally, two reusable solid rocket boosters provided additional thrust for approximately the first two minutes of launch. The orbiters themselves did carry hypergolic propellants for their RCSthrusters and Orbital Maneuvering System engines.

 

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General Product Information

Our NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model scale model aircraft exhibits unique, unrivalled quality and detailed design to come as close as possible to the accuracy of the actual plane. It comes standard with a robust , durable base or stand which is available in a variety of different finishes designed to match your own personal requirements including solid wood, wood with polished chrome steel supports or adjustable wood wall mount and will be ready within about 8-10 weeks from placement of order.

The NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model model craft is made of the finest kiln dried renewable mahogany wood (commonly known as Lauan or Meranti) which has undergone many stages of carving and meticulous and careful sanding giving the beautiful finished museum quality masterpiece. Many collectors and model connoisseurs demonstrate their preference for genuine handmade and hand painted mahogany wood models rather than plastic, resin or die cast (diecast) alternatives due to the overall look and totally different feel of the item - we trust you will find the same. Our craftsmen and gifted artisans ensure that our finely handcrafted models match the precise blueprint details of the original craft. The NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model model crafts paint scheme, markings and parts are closely matched, reflecting the original NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model . This top-quality NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model replica will surely enthral anyone who receives this stylish desktop display as a gift. This NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model model plane is for sure one of the most appropriate and desirably collectable gifts for every  Space or Science Fiction enthusiast and avid Spaceship or Scifi collector whilst also displaying a perfect resemblance to the actual NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter Model.

 

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